A rare book which provides insight about Tressell from a biographical point of view. Reveals more about the dramatic rescue of the church-mural now in the Hastings Museum. A man known for his humanity, this honest account seeks to dispel the confusion about Tressell’s life. There are many stories surrounding Robert Tressell, the Irish writer best known for his one & only novel, The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists, which captured the minds of thousands. A man surrounded by political propaganda and rumours, this memoir seeks to dispel the fabrications & get to the truth about Tressell, a man known for his humanity. The memoir was inspired by Tressell’s daughter, Kathleen, a remarkable lady who turned up after being `dead’ for so many years.

Tressell and the Late Kathleen

It reveals more about her unconventional life, even exploring her interest in psychoanalysis. Amusing and at times tragic, this personal biographical memoir dissolves the myths surrounding Tressell, and suggests that understanding his real life is a much better way of understanding his thought and how his ideas can be developed for the modern age.

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