Andy Davies is a writer and historian. He is a senior lecturer in history at the University of Liverpool, where he teaches courses on modern British social history and the history of crime. His first book, Leisure, gender and poverty (published by Open University Press, 1992), was a study of leisure and everyday life in Manchester and Salford in the early decades of the twentieth century. As far back as 1991, he turned to uncovering the hidden history of Manchester’s gangs. He has since written many articles on the subject and contributed to media debate on gangs in modern Britain. From 2008 to 2010, he worked with Manchester-based MaD Theatre Company as co-producer of a play based on The Gangs of Manchester.
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