Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Ann Lee - The Manchester Messiah by Roger Dobson
“A history of the Shakers will be a curious book”
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
The only known publication of Roger’s St John Press, Ann Lee: The Manchester Messiah is a 1987 illustrated booklet celebrating the 250th anniversary of an extraordinary and mesmeric prophetess, the founder of the Shakers. A drama of passion and courage, triumph and tragedy, it is one of the strangest stories ever told. Roger's account traces the history of Ann Lee from humble beginnings in Manchester to the leadership of a movement that still survives today.
An unexpected find in the attic uncovered a few copies [now sold out].