Book Launch – Fierce Imagining – By Rachel Mann

Thursday 9th March 7.00 to 9.00pm at Manchester Cathedral

Come and join us for the launch of Rachel’s new book ‘Fierce Imaginings’: The Great War, Ritual, Memory and God.

It is Rachel’s fourth full-length book and examines, via poetry and literature, cultural history, theology and family story the complex weave of The Great War in the iconography and imaginary of ‘British’ identities.

The central thread concerns Rachel’s grandfathers Bert and Sam (both of whom fought in the war) and great-aunt Betty (whose story was definitively affected by the war) and how their encounters with violence has shaped her family’s stories.