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  • Annie Clarkson - Literature North West
    it parked on the wasteland next to the mill He says he wants me to hear the sounds inside the echo of our voices the clang clang Here he says offering his hands for me to stand on There s a rough burn rope tied to a handle and I pull myself up metal box with its corrugated walls no rolls of cloth or stuffing for mattresses or raw cotton nothing but sheets of polythene we can lie down and roll in Close your eyes he says putting his damp cotton hands over my face Now listen I hear nothing no wagons outside no shuttle bang looms no shouts as the shift changes Come closer he says wrapping his overall arms round my waist He prickle kisses my neck and his mouth is the warm of a steam pipe Listen to Annie read her short story Lindy Website http www youtube com watch v KGm1aqP0D5Y Titles by Annie Clarkson Winter Hands Shadowtrain books are pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Winter Hands by Annie Clarkson in September October 2007 Winter Hands crosses boundaries between poetry and prose inner and outer landscapes intimacy and being alone In a series of portraits this collection explores the vulnerabilities and distress of people who seem to be outside the worlds they survive in Their relationships are fractured and ambivalent their voices complex Annie Clarkson s rich evocative images delve into the multi layered emotions of her characters As readers we are invited to identify with these individuals and the situations they create and find themselves in At the same time we can delight in Clarkson s lyrical and energetic use of language This book is now available from www shadowtrain com Annie Clarkson s versets shapes where poetry and prose meet declare a

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/202 (2016-02-15)
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  • Wayne Clews - Literature North West
    from Manchester University He has worked in various bookshops and theatres in the city and as a freelance writer He was a contributing editor for many years at City Life magazine and is currently literary editor of Attitude magazine His work has also appeared in the Guardian Metro and Gay Times He currently runs his own website www sexandselfpity co uk and writes darkly comic fiction Going to the Dogs

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/191 (2016-02-15)
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  • James Clinch - Literature North West
    the police to thwart their activities Hunter is his first novel Titles by James Clinch Hunter Detective chief Inspector Nova suspects he has a mole in his Squad His suspicions seem to be confirmed when he discovers a large amount of money at the home of one of his trusted colleagues Hunter is a thriller that deals with the world of drug smugglers and of the efforts of the police

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/279 (2016-02-15)
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  • Derek A. Clulow - Literature North West
    responsible for turning the debt laden and chaotic state of the Association s financial affairs into the smooth running and profitable organisation it is today During his time on Committee he introduced a very successful Sickness Insurance Scheme for Pilots and Helmsmen He also revived the popular Hot Pot retirement suppers that had laid defunct for many years Between 1966 1984 he was at various times appointed Choice Pilot to

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/246 (2016-02-15)
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  • Gladys Mary Coles - Literature North West
    a highly experienced teacher of imaginative writing leading courses for the Arvon Foundation and the Taliesin Trust and currently tutoring at both universities in Liverpool Her work on Mary Webb has led to various publications including two biographies and she is President of the Mary Webb Society Website www flambardpress co uk books show php book 489 author gladys mary coles Email gladysmarycoles talk21 com Titles by Gladys Mary Coles The Echoing Green Gladys Mary Coles s new collection takes its title from a poem by William Blake suggesting both a visionary perception of nature and an engagement with human innocence and experience In The Echoing Green she returns to major concerns of her earlier work including the Welsh Landscape the past and literary figures but with a new intensity especially in two ambitious and evocative sequences inspired by her strong attachment to the Welsh Shropshire border country The wilderness of the Mosses along the border provides the basis for a spiritual and historical as well as physical journey in Kingdom of Sphagnum while The Land Within is about the Shropshire novelist poet and mystic Mary Webb Gladys Mary Coles is the leading authority on this author but The Land

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/197 (2016-02-15)
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  • Sarah-Clare Conlon - Literature North West
    worked for Elle and Nova magazines and Manchester Literature Festival and writes the award winning culture blog Words Fixtures as well as features for The Skinny Creative Tourist and The Manchester Review She currently proofreads for Arts Council England while also studying for a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester Watch Sarah Clare Conlon read I See Electric in the youtube link below I See Electric is

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/415 (2016-02-15)
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  • David Constantine - Literature North West
    dam of the title collapses under its own weight A girl s body re appears in the ice where she fell 50 years before melting the life of the lover who survived her A tourist staggers through an Athens marketplace transformed into a vision of Hell During a speech a businessman feels his soul abandoning him Constantine s landscapes are as alive and fluid as his prose which swells and surges like unsettled water throughout His characters are solitary figures drawn against stark and disquieting backdrops Whether oppressed or emancipated by their surroundings many seem to be seeking a kind of asylum from themselves or the unsustainable pressures on their lives I started reading these stories quietly and then became obsessed read them all fast and started reading them again and again The description of the estuary is one of the best descriptions of the surface of the Earth I have ever read AS Byatt Book of the Week The Guardian A superb collection The Independent List Price 9 99 Price 9 50 Details ISBN 0954828011 Publisher Comma Press Genre Short Fiction Setting Greater Manchester Extent 208pp The Shieling Perhaps the finest of contemporary writers in this form The Reader Many of the characters in David Constantine s new collection seem driven to absent themselves to abscond from the pressures of their lives into strange ideas distant places even private languages There are involuntary absences too in grief and speechless old age Viewed from without his characters may appear absurd like the vicar who starts conversing with the Devil or unreachably lonely like the man drowned in the black waters of the Irwell But such is the force of Constantine s compassion we cannot help but enter fully into each peculiar fate And as we descend through the strata of

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/53 (2016-02-15)
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  • Steve Coogan - Literature North West
    acted on the observation round on The Krypton Factor He teamed up with Chris Morris and Armando Iannucci amongst others on the Radio 4 comedy show On The Hour where he helped give birth to his most famous creation Alan Partridge Alan went on to have his own radio show and also appeared on TV in The Day Today and his own chat show Knowing Me Knowing You In 1997

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/156 (2016-02-15)
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