An Evening With Tom Kelly
Join Jarrow-born poet and playwright Tom Kelly, as he reads from his collection of short stories Behind the Wall, and from his most recent poetry collection This Small Patch,...
Gallowglass by Simon Morden
Discussing one of the various risky manoeuvres by which a mineral-rich asteroid is to be shifted for purposes of terrestrial exploitation
The Running Wolf
The Running Wolf In 1687, around 20 swordmakers defected from Solingen in north west Germany and moved to Shotley Bridge in north east England.
The Mirror And The Light
The final book in Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’ trilogy is laden with more goodies than a 16th century Michaelmas feast.
Books To Survive A Virus
If you’ve got time on your hands to do a bit of reading, then let Steve Long guide you towards some good stuff.
Cleopatra Goes To Prison
Claudia Durastanti (translated by Christine Donougher) - Like Cleopatra – the Egyptian one – Caterina is adept at juggling lovers. But whereas Cleopatra’s affairs were all wra...
The Broken Ones
Ren Richards - Ren Richards is the pen name of Lauren DeStefano, a US writer who has won much acclaim for her dystopian series of YA novels. This is her first stab at adult su...
Joe Ide - This is the fourth in Joe Ide’s ‘IQ’ series of LA-set crime thrillers, and it’s as high-octane as ever and packing plenty of heart. IQ is Isaiah Quintabe, a young bl...
The Man on the Street
Trevor Wood - 2012. Jimmy is a Falkland’s War veteran who, while serving in the navy, suffered significant psychological damage. His wife has left him, he’s estranged from his...
Edited by William Dalrymple - As the East India Company extended its sway across India in the late eighteenth century, many remarkable artworks were commissioned by Company of...
Such A Fun Age
Kiley Reid - Kiley Reid’s debut novel begins in a well-to-do supermarket in Philadelphia. It’s late. A young black woman, Emira, is there with Briar, a white two-year-old todd...
Graham Moore - The United States. When fifteen-year-old schoolgirl Jessica Silver goes missing, presumed dead, suspicion falls on one of her schoolteachers. There is evidence ...
Luke Brown - The titular “theft” of Luke Brown’s latest novel can said to be related to property, as in: all property is theft. When the story begins Paul is living in an off-...