Nottingham Transport, the literary lines

Nottingham Transport, the literary lines

There are several trams and buses named after local men with literary connections. The following all lived in and around the bus network to which their names have been emblazoned. And yes, they are all men, our women writers have been neglectfully overlooked...
20th Century Notts: 1976-1978

20th Century Notts: 1976-1978

1976 The Winter of the Birds by Helen Cresswell (1976) Of the fifty-plus published stories written by Nottinghamshire’s Helen Cresswell, The Winter of the Birds is believed to have been her personal favourite. It’s a humorous tale with elements of the gothic and...
20th Century Notts: 1945-1947

20th Century Notts: 1945-1947

1945 The Escape by Clare Harvey (2018) In a winter morning of 1945 a translator for a Nazi-run labour camp for French workers passes a group of exhausted prisoners of war marching westward. The following day she receives an urgent message to contact the local priest...
Stephen Lowe At Seventy: A Tribute.

Stephen Lowe At Seventy: A Tribute.

Accessible and inspirational, Stephen Lowe’s work has been published and performed throughout the world, but it’s his fascination with Nottingham’s radical history and our famous and forgotten characters that makes him our leading man. This month, Stephen celebrates...