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Margaret Manchester

Author of historical fiction

About Margaret Manchester


Margaret Manchester lives in County Durham, England, with her husband and two sons. She was born in Weardale and spent her childhood there.

Her research into family history showed many branches of her family had lived and worked in the area for centuries, and this sparked her interest in local history.

While she studied Local History and Archaeology at the University of Durham, Margaret worked as a tour guide at Killhope Lead Mining Museum. After being awarded a Master's degree in Archaeology, she taught archaeology, local history and genealogy. 

Margaret began to write in 2016. Her first novel The Lead Miner's Daughter was published in 2018 and it is an Amazon International #1 Bestseller. Carved in Stone was released in 2019 and Fractured Crystal in 2020.


As well as writing, she manages a family business. She is also the chair of a charity that supports industrial heritage in the North Pennines. At home, she enjoys cooking, her garden and her Labradors.

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