Literary Locations #73: Broadway Cinema.

Literary Locations #73: Broadway Cinema.

Where Broadway Cinema now stands was the Broad Street Wesleyan Chapel. Erected in 1837 with its impressive Corinthian columns, the venue witnessed the conversion of a fifteen-year-old pawnbroker’s apprentice called William Booth. He later wrote ‘Darkest England and...
Literary Locations #46: The Loggerheads

Literary Locations #46: The Loggerheads

Narrow Marsh sits beneath St. Mary’s cliff upon which stands the Lace Market. The old thoroughfare of Narrow Marsh covered the marshy land between this cliff and Leen Side (now Canal Street), an area once notorious for its slum dwellings, diseases – and...
20th Century Notts: 1991-1993

20th Century Notts: 1991-1993

1991 Cutting Edge by John Harvey (1991) Insightful and compassionate with fine characterisation and a solid plot, Cutting Edge is another highlight of John Harvey’s Resnick series. There’s a slasher at large, brutally targeting hospital staff in inner city Nottingham....
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...