A Conspicuous Situation, by Alison Menzies



Back by popular demand, Alison Menzies book A Conspicuous Situation has returned back with a second edition.

Newcastle, 1830. Thomas Oliver’s map marks a new arrival on an ancient site.

From early 1100s to early 1800s, the occupants of this spot tangled variously with aspiration and conflict. When the Lit & Phil took possession in 1821, nothing changed: the harmonious façade of the Society’s new building masks origins as discordant as the politics of its day.

Here are some of the forgotten stories and their embattled protagonists…