Literary Location #88: The Forest

Literary Location #88: The Forest

The Forest Recreation Ground, about a mile north of the city centre, was once the southernmost part of Sherwood Forest. Best known for being Goose Fair’s annual home and a site for park-and-riders, for over 300 years the Forest has hosted amateur sport. The son of a...
Literary Locations #76: Southwell

Literary Locations #76: Southwell

Many Nottingham writers have taken inspiration from their memories of Southwell, including D.H. Lawrence, Alan Sillitoe, and B.S. Johnson, whose experimental book-in-a-box, ‘The Unfortunates’ (1969), includes Brian’s recollections of visiting Southwell with June,...
World Book Day 2020

World Book Day 2020

ad the biggest impact on the world? Here are some World Changing Works (with a local connection). Darkest England and the Way Out (1890) by William Booth ‘Helping the Homeless’ The founder of The Salvation Army, William Booth, was born in Nottingham and...
…ten runners running…

…ten runners running…

Sillitoe’s follow-up to Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (SNSM) is a strange beast, a chimeric compromise spawned from his publishers wanting another sensational ‘Angry Young Man’ book, against Sillitoe’s desire to broaden his palette and show that the literary...