The Telephone Girls

BOOK REVIEW: The Telephone Girls

Take three girls manning telephones in a new exchange in 1936, watched over by an over-zealous supervisor. As if Cynthia, Norma and Millicent hadn't enough...
The mistress of windfell manor

BOOK REVIEW: The Mistress of Windfell Manor

A classic story of marriage for prosperity and identity rather than love and all the problems that brings is well defined in this excellently...
Born to be trouble

BOOK REVIEW: Born to be Trouble

If you like 'angels' and meditation then this is a novel to excite you. Following her earlier books The Girl by the River, and...
The Compleat Thunks Book

BOOK REVIEW: The Compleat Thunks Book

Here is a book for thinking lovers of the English language who enjoy a challenge. Ian Gilbert has come up with a complex selection of...
boiler

For the love of old boilers

Phoenix Boilermakers a boiler making firm in Heywood established in1871 was where ex-boilermaker and engineer turned researcher, writer and photographer, Alan McEwen worked throughout...
Whitby by Dave Zdanowicz

A look at Dave Zdanowicz’s second book ‘More Yorkshire in photographs’

Despite winning the Countryfile Reader’s Choice award, having his work featured in The Sunday Times, on various television networks including BBC, ITV and Sky,...
Debbie Macomber

BOOK REVIEW: If Not For You by Debbie Macomber

This is a love story which begins with a blind date which both participants reluctantly accepted. It continues with a car crash which leaves...
Adelle Stripe

Adelle Stripe on her debut novel ‘Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile’

As part of her Phd in English and Creative Writing, Adelle Stripe conducted research at The University of Huddersfield in to the life of...

Kindle Oasis review: The all new Kindle Oasis is set to make a splash…...

It's a whole ten years since the release of the first Amazon ereader, and it's not been smooth sailing all the way. Amazon's latest...
From Jailer to Entrepreneur

From Strangeways to HM Prison Hull Paul Ward reflects on a thirty year career...

Growing up in Leeds in the 1960’s and 70’s in a working class family, Paul Ward followed the social norm for his generation and...