Literary Location #86: St Ann’s

Literary Location #86: St Ann’s

St Ann’s was “situated in a broad valley, bounded to the south by dour Sneinton; to the north by still elegant, affluent Mapperley Park; to the east a no man’s land, suburbs of a suburb, the giant Gedling colliery and a scampi belt of villages – and to the west the...
…five Ray Goslings!

…five Ray Goslings!

Alan Sillitoe is Nottingham’s angriest young man. Arthur Seaton’s bad behaviour in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is one of the most famous literary examples that depict young men experiencing the liberation postwar Britain brought. A close second, though, is...
20th Century Notts: 1979-1981

20th Century Notts: 1979-1981

1979 In a Strange Land by Stanley Middleton (1979) One of Stanley Middleton’s finest works, In a Strange Land observes the absurdities of life and the weight of death. As in Harris’s Requiem the novel’s hero is both a teacher and a talented man-of-music whose everyday...
20th Century Notts: 1964-1966

20th Century Notts: 1964-1966

1964 Anarchy 38, Freedom Press (1964) Anarchy was a monthly journal that ran for more than ten years. In 1964 there was a Nottingham issue which included amongst its contributors Alan Sillitoe (with a piece entitled Poor People), Philip Callow (on Nottingham United),...