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Literary Locations #78: Hucknall

Hucknall, known as Hucknall Torkard until 1916, has a proud literary heritage spanning the past two centuries, from Lord Byron’s resting place to the...

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Black History Month Reading Picks

In celebration of Black History Month, we’ve gathered together a list eleven brilliant reads – poetry, novels and non-fiction – written by black...

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Literary Locations #77: Wilford and Clifton Grove

We head to the banks of the Trent for this week's historic literary location.

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Bromley House Writers
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Camera Obscura: Bromley House Library's Collaborative Writing Project

​A group of Nottinghamshire creative writers created an extraordinary story during the 2020 Covid 19 Lockdown.

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Bouchercon Memories - Michael Eaton

It’s 25 years since Nottingham hosted Bouchercon. Michael Eaton tells us how it all came about.

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Bouchercon Memories - John Harvey

25 years ago - 28th September to 1st October 1995 - Nottingham hosted the world’s largest crime & mystery festival, Bouchercon. To mark the...

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Literary Locations #76: Southwell

Southwell, a town packed with literary heritage.

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Literary Locations #75: Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey, arguably the finest of Nottinghamshire’s literary locations.

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The Pretty Boys of Gangster Town: Review

Bookstagrammer and avid reader Emily Sanderson shares her thoughts on Nottingham poet Martin Grey's latest collection, The Pretty Boys of Gangster...

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