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...
Literary Locations #32: Retford

Literary Locations #32: Retford

2019 sees the first North Notts Lit Fest presented by Bassetlaw District Council, North Notts Business Improvement District and Barristers Book Chamber. From 13thto 14th of September the festival will play host to some of our top writing talent including International...
20th Century Notts: 1985-1987

20th Century Notts: 1985-1987

1985 Life Goes On by Alan Sillitoe (1985) Michael Cullen, a rogue from the streets of working-class Nottingham, returns in the pages of Life Goes On. Previously seen in A Start In Life (1970), Cullen, a former gold-smuggler, discovers that his old boss’s memoirs are...
Stephen Booth on John Harvey at 80

Stephen Booth on John Harvey at 80

By the time my own first novel was published in 2000, John Harvey had been one of my crime writing heroes for more than a decade. My wife Lesley was an even bigger fan, if possible! The incomparable Resnick series was already up to ten books by then, and we were...