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The Drowning of Arthur Braxton

The Drowning of Arthur Braxton

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2000s: The Oracle of Life…through the eyes of little Arthur Braxton

  • ISBN: 978-0007479092
  • Genre: Fiction, Young Adult

What you need to know before your trail

Arthur Braxton is lonely at home and bullied at school. So, not suprinsgly he skips school and explores town on his own. . All in all, life is pretty crap. On a day skiving from school, he comes across the abandoned Oracle – an old bathhouse – when he hears a woman singing. So he goes inside….and what he sees and who he meets is very unexpected indeed!

 

Travel Guide

Manchester Victorian Baths

The inspiration for The Drowning of Arthur Braxton started with a place – Victoria Baths on Hathersage Road in Manchester.

The baths opened in 1906 and was described as a ‘water palace of which every citizen in Manchester can be proud”.

It helped the people of central Manchester for 87 years until it th council said to had to close in 1993.

This sets the scene for the inspiration for Arthur’s tory, but the real story can also be found on BBC’s Restoration programme in 2003

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information:  The Drowning of Arthur Braxton

Author/Guide: Caroline Smailes  Destination: Manchester Departure Time: 2000s

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