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Mandy Precious — Orange Mortar and Scapegoats — Tangerine Press
Mandy Precious — Orange Mortar and Scapegoats — Tangerine Press
  • One edition: 53 numbered copies

In 1983, the BBC's groundbreaking series Rough Justice investigated the dubious conviction four years earlier of one Ernie Clarke, for the murder of a young woman. Mr Clarke lived across the road from the author, then a young girl. This is her story about that time.

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16 pages. approx. 6"/150mm wide x 225mm/9" tall. Handsewn at the Sick Tangerine workshop. Mohawk dark grey card covers; front cover artwork embossed in gold. Printed on acid-free text paper; Hahnemuhle Bugra Butten cream laid endpapers. ISBN: 978-1-910691-60-1.

A true story in two parts about murder and a miscarriage of justice in 1970s Hull.

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Mandy Precious has written on and off for 30 years. In 1996 she won the Alfred Bradley Bursary Award which resulted in her play Patty and Chips with Scraps being broadcast on BBC Radio Four. She followed this with many other plays, including performances at the Royal Exchange Studio, the Contact Theatre (both in Manchester) and Oldham Coliseum, amongst others. In her current role, she is Director of Engagement and Learning at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, working with communities least likely to be heard through the creation, delivery and management of arts projects. She is the executive producer of This Land, a piece of community theatre involving 150 people, of which 120 are from Plymouth, UK working alongside 30 members of the Wampanoag Tribe in the USA. Ms Precious is also a sometime academic and holds a PhD in Educational Sociology.

The Walking Wounded Series is an erratic beast. Titles will be released in sporadic bursts over the coming years. 53 titles by 53 different authors, in an edition of 53 numbered copies each. Any copies left unsold after 9 months (from date of issue) will be ceremonially burned and the ashes scattered into the River Wandle outside the Tangerine hq here in south London.

Limited edition, signed chapbooks, all handsewn, embossed and printed at the Sick Tangerine workshop.

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