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...
Literary Location #88: The Forest

Literary Location #88: The Forest

The Forest Recreation Ground, about a mile north of the city centre, was once the southernmost part of Sherwood Forest. Best known for being Goose Fair’s annual home and a site for park-and-riders, for over 300 years the Forest has hosted amateur sport. The son of a...
Literary Location #87: Sherwood Lodge

Literary Location #87: Sherwood Lodge

The image of a War Horse being entrenched in deep mud and dragged out by the soldiers around him – familiar to fans of the Spielberg movie – represents just one of the real events to have inspired a much earlier story, by an author with links to this...
Literary Location #86: St Ann’s

Literary Location #86: St Ann’s

St Ann’s was “situated in a broad valley, bounded to the south by dour Sneinton; to the north by still elegant, affluent Mapperley Park; to the east a no man’s land, suburbs of a suburb, the giant Gedling colliery and a scampi belt of villages – and to the west the...