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1969B
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20th Century Notts: 1967-1969

We reach the summer of '69 with a book in a box and naked wrestling.

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1964C
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20th Century Notts: 1964-1966

As a writer becomes a Freeman of the City, Anarchy produces a Nottingham issue, and it's revealed that Enid Blyton's adventure stories are not wanted...

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1962B
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20th Century Notts: 1961-1963

Another Sillitoe classic hits the screens, and it's a significant time for theatre in Nottingham.

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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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