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7 responses to “+Author Q&A+ with Margaret Kaine, ChocLit Author of “Dangerous Decisions” #ChocLitSaturdays!

  1. Hi Ladies, it was one of those long round about ways, it began with an article in the newspaper about a lady whose outhouse in Denton Manchester was found to be an old “planking shop and bow garret” to do with early hat making. The Denton Hat Company made “Attaboy” trilby hats and were attributed to have made the slogan “If you want to get ahead, get a hat”. In the 1800’s Denton and Stockport were the centre of British hat making.

    The conversation moved on, as it does, to my daughter saying they’d watched a video at college about the story behind British industries, particularly the potteries in Staffordshire. Then I remembered I’d been to the Wedgewood potteries on a school trip years ago.

    Then the conversation turned again as to where the potteries were and what football teams there were in the area…..

    • Ah Football Teams. My family are all Stoke City supporters who incidentally beat Aston Villa 1-3 yesterday. My husband’s parents used to be friends of Stanley Matthews! But as you probably know, there is also Port Vale and much local rivalry between the two teams.

    • Hallo Ms. Kaine,

      I love to add comments underneath Interviews when I feel a connection to the author I am interviewing! :) You gave me so much to ponder and think about, the conversation simply kept forming together! :) I was quite honoured to feature you on my returning post for #ChocLitSaturdays! Its become my favourite day of the week!

    • Hallo Ms. Amber,

      I am so thankful you enjoyed learning about an author from The Potteries! :) I found it quite fascinating myself as I have always appreciated old world arts & crafts! You had a proper serendipitous moment! :)

      May I ask how the topic came up in your house!? Were you researching a particular artisan or pottery line!?

    • How wonderful to hear that people who aren’t ‘Stokies’ talk about the English Potteries. It certainly is a unique environment, especially when production was at its height, and the skyline was full of pottery kilns. Before the Clean Air Act, the air was often full of smoke from them. But it had a warm heart and my roots are firmly there. Like Jorie, I was wondering how the topic came up in your home.

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