A new exhibition at Central Library is set to reveal the early years of the cultural great Anthony Burgess. Opening in June, Manchester Made Me charts Burgess’s formative years, from his schooling in Moss Side and Victoria Park to his studies at Manchester University. Burgess went on to become not only a renowned novelist, but also a poet, playwright and critic. Although most famous for his view of a dystopian London in the novel A Clockwork Orange, his home city loomed large in both his fiction and autobiographical works. His writings give rare first-hand accounts of working-class life in early 20th Century industrial North. The exhibition features rarely seen photographs of the city from the 1920s to the 1940s.

Thu 11 Jun – Mon 20 Jul, Music Library and Reading Room, Central Library, St Peter’s Square, M2 5PD, 9am – 8pm, FREE, www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries

Thu 11 Jun - Mon 20 Jul
A. James Simpkin
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Thu 16 Jul 2015