New edition of Tressell’s Ragged Trousered Philanthropists donated to library

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A big thank you to Steve Peak, who has very kindly donated a copy of a new edition of Robert Tressell’s novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. The TUC Library holds the original manuscript of the novel, which has been digitised and can be seen here.

Steve is a historian in Hastings, the town which Tressell used as the model for the location of the novel. Steve has written a wonderful new introduction to accompany the new centenary edition and it also includes new photographs some of which have not previously been published. Copies of the the book can be purchased here.

To find out more about Robert Tressell or the novel, get in touch: tuclib@londonmet.ac.uk or 020 7133 3726

Steve Peak (right) presenting a copy of the new edition to TUC Librarian, Jeff Howarth.

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