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  • Frank Howley - Literature North West
    Using extracts from contemporary sources to bring the past to life it provides a unique window on urban society slavery and warfare during the reign of George III An average of eighty ships a year left Liverpool s quaysides filled with Indian and Manchester cloths casks of brandy and wine muskets and powder kegs to be bartered for slaves with African merchants and princes The stark realities of this pernicious trading partnership are revealed in ships papers and first hand accounts that are in part the subject of this book However this is also a story of desperate naval encounters as told by those involved and Redcoats struggling against the forces of nature and revolution in America France and the Caribbean As Britain s second major port Liverpool did not escape the conflicts of the age But central to this canvas are its narrow crowded streets and alleys the clatter of iron rims on stone the odour of tallow fat and dung and a bustle that falls still with the blackness of night Here we find wealth and poverty living cheek by jowl and politics at its most corrupt fuelled by drunken revelry and mob culture Here too immorality in

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  • Sonia Hughes - Literature North West
    jewels in the crown of the North West England literary scene She has been described as a sensuous wordsmith who can hold an audience in the palm of her hand As well as a regular performer at Speakeasy she is

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/86 (2016-02-15)
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  • Andrew Michael Hurley - Literature North West
    in Manchester and London he returned to Lancashire where he makes a living teaching English and writing He has completed the MA in Creative Writing at MMU He is at the beginning what promises to be an exciting and strong writing career marked by integrity and a passion for the details in life His stories have been published in magazines such as Libbon Muse and Positive Space He is also

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  • Paul Hurley - Literature North West
    at the age of 55years During his time in the force he served as an undercover officer on the Regional Crime Squad and set up the present Cheshire Police Paedophile Squad Prior to joining the Police he served 11 years in the Royal Navy seeing active service in Borneo at the age of 17 He lives in Winsford Cheshire Paul is the author of the Through Time series a range

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/387 (2016-02-15)
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  • Zahid Hussain - Literature North West
    district The novel is about a Pakistani family involved in the restaurant trade and he explores the British immigrant experience Although Zahid studied Management and IT at University he claims he only did so after his father suggested creative writing was better left to his spare time which was invaluable advice Now in his spare time Zahid works as a social entrepreneur specialising in community based research and regeneration Zahid lives in Manchester Website www zahidhussain co uk Titles by Zahid Hussain The Curry Mile A jaded Curry King finds his kingdom crumbling as his enemies conspire His feisty daughter might possibly save him but instead becomes his arch rival Old traditions confront new against a backdrop of cut throat business dealings The Curry Mile is King Lear to a Bhangra beat A beguiling tale by a stunning new talent Squabbling families with overbearing fathers neighbourhood business feuds charlatan mystics music and mayhem all human life is there Suprisingly fresh and brilliant debut Ziauddin Sardar New Statesman review Books of The Year 2007 This is a revealing behind the scenes look at living in the restaurant trade written with soul exuberance and pathos The curry Mile tackles the issues of

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/205 (2016-02-15)
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  • John Hussey - Literature North West
    landscape was dotted with massive red brick factories the original dark satanic mills on which a greater part of the Northern people depended for a living Just a few short miles from bustling Liverpool the monolithic cotton mills of the Industrial Revolution stood silent and the Lancashire cotton workers shivered in the shadow cast by a war between States they never knew and places they had never seen A generation previously the New World had cast off the shackles of the Old World and boldly declared its independence in the bloody days of the American Revolution The American Civil War turned everything on its head and the Southern States were forced to return to their origins to an England in the throes of a revolution of a different kind the Industrial Revolution The curious chimera of Confederate America and Victorian Great Britain was a surreal clash of cultures which was to have far reaching consequences One of the strangest episodes in the history of Liverpool polarised loyalties formed strange alliances and produced a fl otilla of ships bound for varying fortunes and a starring role in the naval battles of the American Civil War Price 14 95 Details ISBN 9781906823030

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  • M.J. Hyland - Literature North West
    Prize and the Encore prize for best second novel for Carry Me Down 2006 The book was also short listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize Hyland s work has been acclaimed by Ali Smith Hilary Mantel and J M Coetzee who said This is fiction writing of the highest order She is considered one of the leading members of the new generation of British and

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/269 (2016-02-15)
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  • Sarah Hymas - Literature North West
    Trevor Matthews come prose poems narrative verse and free verse Their work reaches across ocean and fell in this wide ranging volume The diverse voices of the three poets are accessible unexpected and revelatory These poems come from the landscape geographic and emotional Stories of local people askance images of the seemingly innocent and the pleasures of speech and dialect are all here And because life is grim enough there is at times a little dry humour Edited by Sarah Hymas Trevor Matthews combines the rhythmic fluidity and observational intensity of children s physician poet William Carlos Williams whose professions he shares with the sinewy lyricism and wry humanity of R S Thomas Matthews applies his acute vision not only to the life and ghosts of the countryside around him in Kirkby Stephen but to the potential that quite ordinary things have for a deeper meaning Josephine Dickinson Jan Petersen s work will challenge everything you ve come to expect from poetry Her down to earth conversational writing gives the impression of easy spontaneity yet is structured for maximum impact Conversational yet lyrical down to earth yet disturbingly other worldly her prose poems are almost filmic in their ability to conjure up shifting pictures flitting from road movie to kitchen sink drama to art house surrealism to fairy tale mythology Clare Shaw Chris Culshaw s poetry is taut honest and compassionate He lights on everyday objects a pram someone in a red beret mother s face powder and gives them just the right amount of weight but lets the poems speak for themselves Patricia Pogson Price 7 00 Details ISBN 9780955820410 Publisher Flax Genre Poetry Before the Rain Mollie Baxter Thomas Fletcher and Peter Wild prove themselves to be engaging storytellers in this volume where stories are war torn sub

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