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Mr Knight Poster
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My Summer With Dorothy Part 6: They Knew Mr Knight

Acclaimed author Clare Harvey is spending the Summer reading the complete works of Notts writer Dorothy Whipple, and in week 6 she tackles Whipple's...

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1960A
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20th Century Notts: 1960

This edition of 20th Century Notts features just one year, 1960, a time when Nottingham was at the centre of the literary world.

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Jessie
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DH Lawrence: Love and Legacy

DH Lawrence, who inspires a forthcoming festival in Eastwood, was a writer of great personal complexity. Yet, argues Philipa Coughlan, understanding...

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1959C
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20th Century Notts: 1957-1959

In this week's 20th Century Notts, Alan Sillitoe has a meteoric rise to the top and Agatha Christie shows a young Brian Blessed around Nottingham.

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1956A
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20th Century Notts: 1954-1956

Eric Malpass is a hit on the continent whilst Philip Callow's debut novel is pulped. Welcome to the mid-50s.

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1953B
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20th Century Notts: 1951-1953

As we enter the 1950s a certain young writer from Radford wins a prize at the Nottingham Writers' Club.

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Provided
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Football Books with a Nottinghamshire Link

The World Cup is now over, and en route to a French trophy cabinet. But when it comes to football and writing, however, Nottingham is a world champ.

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1948C
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20th Century Notts: 1948-1950

We say Hi-de-Hi! to the halfway point of our journey through the 20th century.

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Sheriff Of Nottingham Cllr Catherine Arnold Meets Pupils At Whitemoor Academy Basford To See Their Finished Book Bench  Photo Tracey Whitefoot
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BookBenches get Nottingham primary schools chirping

If you've been into Nottingham over the past few days, you've probably seen some rather large robins and books around the streets. What are they?...

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