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...
Literary Locations #14: Long Row

Literary Locations #14: Long Row

1756 Qualified (or not as the case may be) as a medical doctor, the prolific poet Erasmus Darwin took up a medical practice in Nottingham, lodging with the upholsterer Mrs Burden on Long Row. Erasmus’ first patient was a shoemaker who had been stabbed in the gut by...
Erasmus Darwin: An Evolved Man

Erasmus Darwin: An Evolved Man

Erasmus Darwin, described as ‘The Da Vinci of the Midlands’, is a man whose philosophical poetry has been called dangerously radical. Without him ‘On the Origin of Species’ – perhaps even ‘Frankenstein’ – would not have been written.  Son of a Nottingham...