Salts Mill

BOOK REVIEW: Salts Mill by Maggie Smith and Colin Coates

In the days when a handful of entrepreneurs not only established a company of repute but built villages alongside the factory so that workers...
John Orton

BOOK REVIEW: Blitz Pams by John Orton

The wartime bombing of South Shields is brought to life by John Orton as he pens this fictional tale of a 16-year-old boy who...
book review Whatever happened to Billy Shears

Billy Shears after 50 years

Steve Goddard explains how an unmarried mother and the most influential LP of the 20th Century provide the inspiration for a novel. During the ‘Summer...
Dacre Stoker

Dacre Stoker on the mysteries behind the writing of Dracula

Canadian author Dacre Stoker is the great-grand nephew of Bram Stoker, author of the classic Gothic horror novel Dracula. He is an authority on...
Andrea Dunbar

IN PICTURES: Bradford Literature event celebrating the life and works of Andrea Dunbar

On the Saturday 1st July we attended "Andrea the Writer" an event that examined how Andrea Dunbar captured the humour, humanity and hope of...

Yorkshire author, Lynda Stacey’s highly acclaimed debut, House of Secrets out today

Stacey's Secret's Out We are delighted to announce that the paperback edition of Yorkshire author, Lynda Stacey's highly acclaimed debut, House of Secrets is out...
four mums in a boat

Four mums in a boat naked across the ocean

Four naked women rowing a boat across the ocean... what a mental picture that conjures up, and what a dream for the headline writers. In...

Tales from the Turf’s former groundsman, Roy Oldfield

By Dave Thomas Through the 70s and 80s he worked in all weathers, 12 months a year, often thanklessly, mostly scrimping and scraping trying to...
Streets of Darkness

BOOK REVIEW: Streets of Darkness by A. A. Dhand

“Outstanding – relentless, multi-layered suspense and real human drama make this a crime debut to relish” Lee Child. “This up to the minute debut is...
book review the single soldier

BOOK REVIEW: The Single Soldier by George Costigan

Actor, George Costigan has recently released his debut novel The Single Soldier. Described as “A magnificent, big beast of a book,” by playwright, musician...