Literary Locations #82: Rufford Abbey

Literary Locations #82: Rufford Abbey

Near Ollerton, on the edge of Sherwood Forest, is the ruins of a remarkable 12th century abbey, one of the first in the country to be converted into a country estate. Now a popular visitor attraction – under the stewardship of English Heritage and...
Literary Locations #34: Nottingham Arboretum

Literary Locations #34: Nottingham Arboretum

Designed by the botanical publisher Samuel Curtis, The Arboretum was created for the relaxation and education of our city dwellers, but the Arboretum doesn’t just cater for busy anthophiles, its twelve acres feature a host of hidden attractions: in addition to a small...
20th Century Notts: 1988-1990

20th Century Notts: 1988-1990

1988 A Flight of Angels by Geoffrey Trease (1988) Set in the network of caves beneath Nottingham, A Flight of Angels tells of a group of school friends and how their class project became an attempt to solve a 400-year-old mystery. Trease’s knowledge of Nottingham and...