Literary Locations #51: 42 Caledon Road, Sherwood

Literary Locations #51: 42 Caledon Road, Sherwood

For nearly half a century this large Edwardian house was home to the quintessential Nottingham novelist. In this week’s ‘literary location’ we see where the magic happened. 42 Caledon Rd, Sherwood, was author Stanley Middleton’s home for 48 years. He moved there with...
The Stanley Middleton Lecture

The Stanley Middleton Lecture

Stanley Middleton was a popular teacher and prize-winning novelist from Nottingham. He was born in Bulwell in 1919 and lived in the city his whole life, moving once from his birthplace to Sherwood. Middleton published his first novel in 1958, and was the author of 44...
The Stanley Middleton Lecture

Stanley Middleton, Top Ten Novels

Stanley Middleton had a keen ear and is perhaps at his best when his characters are arguing or pontificating, over a fence or a drink. I think it’s through his strong Nottingham-voiced dialogue that his writing best contemplates life’s mysteries and concerns, and...
Stanley Middleton: A Centenary

Stanley Middleton: A Centenary

He and NUCoL organised a crowdfunder to erect a plaque outside Stanley’s former home in Sherwood on the centenary. The same day, Beeston’s Shoestring Press publishes the first ever collection of the novelist’s poems, Poetry and Old Age. Crowdfunded copies of...
The Importance of Poetry

The Importance of Poetry

“The wind has bundled up the clouds high over Knocknarea, And thrown the thunder on the stones for all that Maeve can say. Angers that are like noisy clouds have set our hearts abeat; But we have all bent low and low and kissed the quiet feet Of Cathleen, the...