About The Chainmakers’ Daughter
Free from 11th to 14th May. Some make chains: some wear them. ‘The White Slaves of England’, the women chainmakers of the Black Country, work twelve hours a day at a forge for starvation wages. Rosie Wallace is determined to improve the lot of her friends and family, and inspired by workers’ activist, Mary Macarthur, galvanises the women workers to take on the chain master and strike for a living wage in 1910, laying the foundations for the national minimum wage we have today. The Chainmakers’ Daughter is Book One in the Chainmakers Trilogy, which follows Rosie’s fight for women’s suffrage in The Chainmaker’s Wife, and hunger strikes, the rise of Hitler, and her daughter Emma’s role in the the rescue of Jewish children from Nazi Germany in 1938, in The Chain Mistress. The trilogy is based on real events.
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Rebecca Bryn lives in West Wales with her husband and dog, where she paints the fabulous coast scenery in watercolour and writes mystery, historical, and fantasy tales with a twist. She also loves walking the wild moorlands and beaches of her home, nature, gardening, and reading. Her books have won the IAN Book of the Year prize, a Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal and many five-star reviews. She also writes instructional painting books under the name of Ruth Coulson.