20th Century Notts: 1951-1953

20th Century Notts: 1951-1953

1951 The Vixen’s Cub (1951) by Katharine Morris Between 1933 and 1958 Katharine ‘Mollie’ Morris published five novels set in Nottinghamshire villages. Nottingham born Katharine Morris moved to a small country house in Bleasby and by the age of...
Story Valley in Edinburgh

Story Valley in Edinburgh

Scotland’s Capital, UNESCO’s first City of Literature, has played host this week (27-29 October) to the first meeting of a unique European partnership group, The Story Valley initiative, to coincide with the Scottish International Storytelling Festival and the 250th...
The Law In Your Hands?

The Law In Your Hands?

Books on law have had an unlikely move to the mainstream of late, not least due to The Secret Barrister’s eponymous debut, whose subtitle – ‘Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken’- trampled on the innate understanding that much of British legal system was...
Our Chair Stands Down

Our Chair Stands Down

After over seven years as Chair of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature Dr David Belbin has stepped down from the role. David, a successful writer and academic, and excellent figurehead for Nottingham and literature over the past decade, was part of the original team...
Gareth’s Galatic Goal

Gareth’s Galatic Goal

We’re used to book launches at Nottingham City of Literature – after all, this is a city with a large amount of talented authors and poets getting their words set down in print, and celebrating that fact. Therefore, while we are invited to...