The MacDonalds moved to Manchester in 1853 and later moved into 3, Camp terrace, Lower Broughton, 'a nice house, large, and in some respects handsome' for £35 a year. Greville was born during this period, and MacDonald attended the inaugural lecture of the Working Men's College given by his friend F.D. Maurice. MacDonald's first book Within and Without was published during his Manchester years.
The George MacDonald Society
"Orts 69, 2006,"
Orts: The George MacDonald Society Newsletter: Vol. 69
, Article 1.
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