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...
bruce montague

BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Shakespearian Useless Information by Bruce Montague

The Book of Shakespearian Useless Information by Bruce Montague Metro Books, Hardback, 10.99 BUY THIS BOOK Any book with a title like this has got...
PP Hartnett

Poetry and Predators | PP Hartnett

He photographed the birth of London’s 1970s punk explosion, he survived the hedonism of London’s drug-fuelled 80s gay club scene when friends died of...
Never Say Sorry

BOOK REVIEW: Never Say Sorry by Rose Edmunds

By Rose Edmunds The Book Guild, Paperback, £9.99 Reporter Claudia Knight could not believe her luck when she was set on the trail of a...
Laura Sheridan

A lady of many words

When Laura Sheridan was 14 she carefully worked out a story and wrote it in an exercise book. Nothing ever happened to it and...
Genealogy

Sifting Through the Smiths – Genealogy

By Steven J Smith We all have family legends that weave their way into our genealogies, and many of us feel the urge to “get...
Sharon Wadsley

Sharon’s Laughter Lines

As poets go, Sharon Wadsley admits she’s nowhere the same league as Keats and Wordsworth, but she just loves writing rhymes that make people...
The Last Gasp

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Gasp

By Trevor Hoyle Jo Fletcher Books, paperback, £10.99 Environmental issues come with a vengeance in this lengthy, but dramatic novel by Lancashire author Trevor Hoyle. The one-time...
Lorraine Allman

How to get Published

Lorraine Allman shares her guide to self-publishing, the business, the launch and social media - Lorraine has mastered them all for her successful book...
The Little Angel by Rosie Goodwin

BOOK REVIEW: The Little Angel by Rosie Goodwin

When Kitty is abandoned as a baby on the doorstep of a childrens’ home it was a blessing for Sunday Branning and her husband...