Please read the bottom of this, we have a challenge for you.
We have a very cool show for you today. Featuring guest co-host, all the way from Australia, Rich Carter. Rich has been a close friend of The Biscuit from the very beginning and AL was super pleased to have him by his side to speak to todays guest.
Author Kate Mclanachan sits with Alex and Rich to discuss her book “The Workhouse Almanac: A Story of Shrewsbury.” A story that mixes in all of the ingredients that makes a book brilliant, especially if you’re from Shropshire and/or have an understanding of mental health treatment through the ages.
We get to know Kate properly of course, hearing about her many years of working in the mental health field in Shelton Hospital (remember that place?) This was a discussion that did not feel like a podcast at all, so eavesdrop and tune in as we find out about this stunning author.
The blurb at the back starts with: ‘The Workhouse loomed impressively over the town, a majestic but formidable building that would become the prestigious Shrewsbury School.
An institution and Asylum for destitute paupers, lunatics and vagrants, its past secrets and atrocities locked away behind closed doors’ – This is a story that features locations in Shrewsbury, history, the horrors of old aged mental health treatment in a story that will grip and intrigue you.
Ok so we have a challenge for you. We want to see where in the world people may buy a copy of Kate’s book. So here’s what I want you to do. Buy a copy from Amazon and leave a review with the quote “by the power of the Biscuit” at the bottom. We will check with Kate in a few weeks to see where in the world her book has travelled to. Here’s the link for the book: https://amzn.eu/d/eKRXaW4