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Writing is a broad church no doubt. So here’s our smorgasbord of books of the month, resources for writers, helpful tips and great ways of boosting your creativity.

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Brick Talks Comics: City's Comics Heritage

As well as a dynamic contemporary comics scene, Nottingham has a rich history when it comes to illustration. In the first of a regular series on an...

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Nottingham Writers' Club: 90 Years Young.

Nottingham Writers' Club recently celebrated its 90th birthday. The club tells us more...

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A Tangled Trio: Ottoline Morrell, guest post by Richard Vytniorgu

Lady Ottoline Morrell was not just one of the great cultural catalysts of the early 20th Century; but one of the most important memorialist of the...

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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys: A review by Conrad Simpson

Conrad Simpson, as well as the recent winner of the Nottingham Young Creative award for film (13-15 age group) is also an avid reader and writer....

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The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam: a review by Joel Davie

Nadeem Aslam’s exquisite, luminous novel shines hope into nightmare with the notion that love (and books) could, one day, conquer all.

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The Legend of Bendigo: guest post by Alan Dawson

Why has an illiterate Victorian-era Nottingham bare-knuckled boxer caught the imagination of so many writers?

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A Literary Love Affair in Barcelona

Roses and Books meet in a fellow UNESCO City of Literature. Sandeep Mahal visited Barcelona to see a rather wonderful tradition played out.

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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu – Nottingham’s First Rebel Writer: by Georgina Lock

When we talk Rebel Writers, we all too easily think of the male 'Unholy Trinity' of Nottingham: Byron, Lawrence and Sillitoe. However, it was a...

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The Lost Library: guest post from Jonathan Emmett

Children's author Jonathan Emmett dons his detective hat and finds the story behind one of Nottingham's 'ghost libraries'.

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Dawn of the Unread

Rebecca Goldsmith has a mission: to bring zombies, books, and some of our best known local characters to readers all over our city....

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