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What a busy July!

Posted by Suze Appleton on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, In : Elizabeth Raffald 

Well, it's been quite a while since I updated this blog, it's not that there's been nothing happening, quite the opposite.

After my talk for the Heatons Arts Trail I was asked to provide details of Elizabeth for a display in the Heritage Library and in July I went with my good friend Olga who was loaning them some of her books for their display, to meet with Sophie who was arranging it. In August I got a call from Olga to say the display was up so there with Connie we arranged to go and view...


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#ElizabethRaffald for the Womanchester statue

Posted by Suze Appleton on Friday, June 5, 2015, In : Elizabeth Raffald 

Well things are getting exciting in the hunt for the forgotten Elizabeth.

First, thanks to my mum telling me about a campaign being run in the Manchester Evening News, I managed to get her accepted as a nominee for Manchester's first female statue since Queen Victoria. I put her name forward among the likes of Elizabeth Gaskell, the Pankhursts, Marie Stopes and many other tremendous women who have created progress in Manchester. Once the long list of 20 names was compiled there was a launch ...


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Spreading Elizabeth's fame

Posted by Suze Appleton on Sunday, March 8, 2015, In : Elizabeth Raffald 
Well, I'm pleased to say that I've told a few more people about Elizabeth and this time it was to a group who had come to hear a talk about women of Manchester. I had gone because it had promised to include Elizabeth in the list but when I heard some incorrect information being given it was torture not to interrupt the speaker. I decided it was such a small part of her talk that I would tell her after the talk.However, fate intervened and when the speaker's powerpoint refused to continue I as...
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Progress!

Posted by Suze Appleton on Friday, February 13, 2015, In : book announcements 
Yay! I finally produced a first instalment to the Elizabeth Raffald story. A booklet of the talk that I give is now available on Amazon! It is still only the barest outline of this incredible character but it is a start. There is so much research needed to do her story justice that I think it will take me some time. In the meantime I'm still working on my other stories, the Caribbean farce, a sci fi adventure and I haven't forgotten my mystery story, it's just got pushed to the bottom of the ...
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A New Direction

Posted by Suze Appleton on Saturday, August 2, 2014, In : progress reports 
Unusual as it is to be torn away from writing about the Caribbean, I have been totally gripped by the story of a woman who lived in Manchester over 200 years ago. A series of synchronicities has led me along a trail to find out more about a woman who was a powerhouse of ingenuity and hard work. She was an entrepreneur with style at a time when women had no legal rights, so despite being in business all her married life, when she died they had so much debt that her name isn't even engraved on ...
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New book coming soon!

Posted by Suze Appleton on Sunday, March 23, 2014, In : progress reports 

OMG! I can’t believe how long it’s been since I updated my website! I’ve been so busy working on my next couple of novels that I’ve just gone to ground. One book is due out imminently, in fact, I should be working on that rather than this but ‘that’ means editing, and ‘this’ is a chat with a friend so it’s no contest really, is it?

So, have you missed me? It seems like ages since I put anything out but I suppose that’s ‘cos I’ve been working on two novels at once. And...


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