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His Own Man - a book launch

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You are invited to the launch of two books on a Victorian 'hidden' Muslim , Robert 'Reschid' Stanley. ‘His Own Man’ is the historical biography of Robert Stanley. The ‘sister’ book, ‘Imagining Robert Reschid’, is creative fiction using plays, scripts and monologues. Both were written by Robert's great, great, great grandaughter Christina Longden, who will be at the launch to talk about her work,

Robert Stanley was a respectable northern working-class Victorian man who converted to Islam. But his family managed to keep his Muslim identity a secret - for nearly a century.

Always ‘His Own Man’, Robert ‘Reschid’ Stanley’s life and times are brought into the light for the first time thanks to the painstaking family history research of his own descendants and through the words of his great, great, great granddaughter, Christina Longden.
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Learning and interest Events related to education and careers, as well as learning for fun. Also, talks, guided walks, and events of historical or other interest.

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