Have you heard of Elizabeth Raffald?

Elizabeth Raffald, The Experienced English Housekeeper of 18th century Manchester

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This small booklet will give a taste of Elizabeth's life and works and is out on Amazon as an ebook or print book here. Her full story will follow later although for more information go to the page about her here.

Also available in print from Lulu or direct,from author. Use contact form for details.

Elizabeth lived at the dawn of the Industrial Age. Her name is unfamiliar to most Mancunians and yet she was a powerhouse of hard work and entrepreneurialism, something for which Manchester has always been renowned. She was a skilled confectionery cook, writer and businesswoman who lived in Manchester from 1763 , when she married at the age of 30, until she died in 1781. In that short time she produced a definitive cookbook and the first trade directory  for Manchester, financed newspapers, wrote a book on midwifery and yet still found time to have a family. More about her here

Earlier novels all available on Amazon

The Sharon Trilogy -

1. Oh Sharon! here

2. Good Men and Mavericks here

3.House of Sunshine here

Call Centre Chaos here

And non fiction also on Amazon

My Journey Through Breast Cancer here

All books available as Kindle or print editions

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All books are available as ebooks and in print from Amazon. They are also available in print from Lulu.com or direct from the author by email.

My next novel will be a story based on the life of The Experienced English Housekeeper, Mrs Elizabeth Raffald, who lived in Manchester in the 18th century. She is such a remarkable character I had to dedicate a whole page of this website to her, (See here). In 18 years in Manchester she achieved such a lot that it is a disgrace her name is mainly forgotten. I hope I can help put that right.

To start the process, I have produced a booklet about her to give some basic information on her tremendous achievements - the fictionalised biography is still to come...