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Exploring Nottinghamshire Writers

I was lucky enough to attend the book launch for ‘Exploring Nottinghamshire Writers’ written by Rowena Edlin-White, back in December. The book is 300 pages long and a real labour of love, having taken ten years from conception to publication.  Five Leaves Publications have done a wonderful job and Gillian Ellias’s cover, showing a gilt […]

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National Civil War Centre, Newark-upon-Trent

Newark in Nottinghamshire is a market town on the River Trent, steeped in history. King John died in the castle there in 1216 and William Gladstone, prime minister four times during Queen Victoria’s reign, was its MP in 1832. However, it’s Newark’s role in the Civil War that made the greatest impact on the town […]

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Coffee with Lord Byron

Newark Market Place Lord Byron woz ‘ere I have decided that my Girls FC books are taking too long to write so I’m trying something different and doing a JK. By ‘doing a JK’ I mean writing in cafes rather than at home. Who knows what might happen?  So, disregarding Eve Ibbotson’s advice to ‘write […]

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