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Literary Locations #54: Langar House

This week we visit Langar House, birthplace of the incomparable Samuel Butler, another largely underrated and rebellious Notts writer.

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Literary Locations #53: The (old) Mechanics' Hall

This week’s literary location is the former Hall of the Nottingham Mechanics’ Institute as we look at Charles Dickens’ visits to Nottingham.

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A message from Sandeep Mahal

Ou Director Sandeep Mahal shares a personal message.

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Literary Locations #52: Devonshire Avenue, Beeston

In Devonshire Avenue, Beeston, live next-door neighbours that have made a strong contribution to Nottingham’s reputation as a seat of poetry. They...

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In the Forest's Heart Wood by Aly Stoneman

A poem for International Day of Forests / World Poetry Day

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Literary Locations #51: 42 Caledon Road, Sherwood

We take a look at 42 Caledon Road, home of Nottingham’s Booker Prize winner.

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Dunedin: The Literary Jewel Half a World Away

Our ex-librarian volunteer Carol travelled to New Zealand, so just had to drop into the most distant (to us) Cities of Literature...

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The Central Library Wish List

The ever-innovative James Walker gives us his suggestions for how the new Central Library can be a ground-breaking, world-leading place of wonder

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City of Literature's World Book Day Stories for Sharing

It's World Book Day! This year's theme for celebration is sharing stories, so we've got the City of Literature team to share their favourite stories...

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