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  • John Frain - Literature North West
    that to win the Second World War Britain had to win the Battle of the Atlantic This novel is set against that Battle It honours the sacrifice of the Merchant Seamen who died to keep Britain s lifelines open A boy from Liverpool finds himself in the Battle literally by accident His eyes are opened to the horrors sacrifice and courage of what went on in that cruel Ocean at

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/226 (2016-02-15)
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  • David Gaffney - Literature North West
    Sawn off Tales 2006 Aromabingo 2007 The Half life Of Songs 2010 and More Sawn Off Tales 2013 plus the novel Never Never 2008 He has written articles for The Guardian The Sunday Times The Financial Times and Prospect magazine Evanescent moments of connection and happiness One hundred and fifty words by Gaffney are more worthwhile than novels by a good many others The Guardian Watch David Gafney talk about

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/410 (2016-02-15)
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  • Maurice Gambles - Literature North West
    2 books published Sleepy Meadow and Return to Sleepy Meadow Website www towpathpress co uk Titles by Maurice Gambles Sleepy Meadow Sleepy Meadow stars a scarecrow which will enchant children everywhere It has fun pathos and some unexpected dramas Price 5 00 Details ISBN 1 90199929 7 Publisher Towpath Press Genre Fiction Return to Sleepy Meadow Those who have already been introduced to Sleepy Meadow s inhabitants will be delighted

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/300 (2016-02-15)
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  • Rosie Garland (aka Lugosi) - Literature North West
    Things I Did While I Was Dead includes new poems and many of her award winning works published in a solo collection for the first time http www rosielugosi com http www myspace com rosiegarland Hugely entertaining tough talking a celebration of female sexuality of power and liberation Carol Ann Duffy Mslexia One of the country s finest performance poets Apples and Snakes She is the mistress of language whether it s making you laugh or informing your emotions Here is a courageous artist with guile and expertise in equal measure Gerry Potter poet playwright director A national treasure Dead Good Poets Society Flapjack Press is immensely proud to welcome Rosie into its unstable stable of poets Website http www rosielugosi com Titles by Rosie Garland aka Lugosi Things I Did While I Was Dead Powerfully articulating themes as diverse as relationships childhood serial killers and gender this passionate and thought provoking new collection showcases Rosie s affecting and award winning poetry And as with her previous collections under the guise of alter ego Rosie Lugosi it has a deliciously determined bite Give me heat I want to singe my fingers I want them sticky messy down and dirty I

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/356 (2016-02-15)
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  • Mike Garry - Literature North West
    runner up in the Poem for Manchester competition and described by the Happy Mondays Shaun Ryder as the best street poet ever Watch Mike Garry read Pay as You Go in the YouTube link below Manchester Haiku by Mike Garry Football fans Slumber Imagining Miracles A Curious Joy Tea in The Winebar chips and curry from The chinese Trams in the bus lane wry smiles from grey skies streets pathed

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/154 (2016-02-15)
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  • Adele Geras - Literature North West
    Geras Adele Geras is a prolific writer for children Her first published children s book was Tea at Mrs Manderby s A Hamish Hamilton Gazelle Book 1976 Her books have won the following Awards The Sydney Taylor Award USA for My Grandmother s Stories 1991 The National Jewish Book Award USA for Golden Windows 1994 Smith Doorstop Poetry Pamphlet competition 1987 with Pauline Stainer H H Wingate Jewish Quarterly Poetry

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/72 (2016-02-15)
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  • Rodge Glass - Literature North West
    youtube link below Website http www youtube com watch v G6VI6qPN5G4 list UUv5U5Ahwj6Z68dkIFIRDlBQ Titles by Rodge Glass The Storey s Story Memories Stories Poems Images Affectionate reminiscences of the Storey Institute in Lancaster mixed with a short story from Rodge Glass and specially commissioned poems from Jacob Polley and Gael Turnbull As the magnificent Storey building adapts to regain its place at the creative centre of Lancaster this book of

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/203 (2016-02-15)
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  • Dermot Glennon - Literature North West
    darkness looking for ghosts that your eyes have gone funny and actually seen some If you are tired of the mundane and decidedly unsuper natural world then this collection of 23 short stories from Dermot Glennon and Paul Neads is the book is for you Utterly superb I savoured the sheer richness and splendour of the writing like a fine wine not that I know anything of fine wine Marvin Cheeseman Razor sharp Salford Advertiser Short sweet and to a very obtuse point these short stories had me laughing out loud Just the right size to digest a quick one over your break I cannot recommend it highly enough Dr Christophe M Turner amazon co uk I laughed out loud more than once and smiled quite a lot too It deserves to be a huge success Helên Thomas Reminds me of the great Alan Sillitoe Tony Curry The most insanely convoluted explanation is usually the most amusing History records that William de Ockham Occam as he is now known stated Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate in what came to be known as Occam s Razor a hugely influential tool to the philosopher This is normally paraphrased in translation as The simplest explanation i e the one that makes the fewest assumptions is the one most likely to be true Tragically he is not recorded as having stated that The most insanely convoluted explanation is by far the most entertaining in what didn t come to be known as Occam s Blunt Instrument Furthermore if Aesop was alive today hadn t written his well known fables and had instead written sarcastic para parables this is almost certainly the collection that he would have written The facts that he isn t he had he hadn t and this is almost certainly not the collection that he wrote have meant that the world of creative writing has lost this treasure trove of literary gems forever Until now Were one to apply Occam s Razor to the reported phenomena discussed in this book one would ascribe all of them to the implausible unverifiable ravings of cranks and dismiss them as pure nonsense By applying the logic of Occam s Blunt Instrument Paul Neads and Dermot Glennon have instead proven them to be genuine phenomena with perfectly logical if entirely refutable rational explanations the simplest thing to do when faced with New Age alternative medicines superstitions and conspiracy theories would be to debunk them Instead the authors attempt the more difficult task of actually bunking them Each of these stories follows the simple pattern listen to clearly erroneous claims made by backwoods weirdoes and notoriety seeking freaks pick up the ball and run with it i e fervently believe what they are saying to be true give a scarcely credible explanation for the phenomenon and finally descend into almost vitriolic sarcasm towards the end of the tale By this means we hope to demonstrate that the truth is not always worth a rat s

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/209 (2016-02-15)
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