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The Shakespearean Jester

To mark William Shakespeare’s birthday, we recall William Wallett, our very own Shakespearean Jester.

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20th Century Notts: 1912-1914

Sons, lovers and the wife of a former teacher. D. H. Lawrence is busy as our 20th-Century-travels pass through three more years.

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Diggin' Holes

In Adam Penford’s second offering since he was appointed Artistic Director, the multi-award winning novel Holes comes to life on the Nottingham...

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20th Century Notts: 1909-1911

Our journey through the 20th Century continues with the birth of one of our most prolific authors and the first novel from one of our finest.

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Book Lovers of Nottingham: An Introduction

You might have noticed a regular feature on our social media accounts, where we ask random members of the public what they are reading. Alex Jarvis,...

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20th Century Notts: 1906-1908

Our year-by-year tour of the 20th Century continues with the education and entertainment of young readers.

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20th Century Notts: 1903-1905

The second of our new feature taking us through the last century, year-by-year. This week: a masked hero, a boy who wouldn't grow up and an odd...

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Nottingham's Young Poet Laureate in Granada

Last week our Young Poet Laureate Georgina Wilding flew -eventually- to Granada to partake in the city's World Poetry Day celebrations. Fellow poet...

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20th Century Notts: 1900-1902

In the first of a weekly feature, John Baird takes us on a year-by-year journey through literary Notts. We kick off at the dawn of the 20th Century...

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