Writing on together! Leeds United superfan Gary releases new book about the Whites

Leeds United superfan Gary Edwards has proved he still has the write stuff by releasing his FIFTH book charting the ups and downs of following his beloved football club.

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Why crime pays

Chris Nickson has found a niche writing historical thrillers. He tells Yvette Huddleston how he wound the clock back to the 1920s for his latest novel.

Kate Pankhurst's drawing of distant relative Emmeline Pankhurst.

Illustrator draws inspiration from women who changed the world

As a descendant of a leading suffragette it’s no surprise Kate Pankurst’s latest book celebrates the women who have changed the world. Sarah Freeman reports.

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Mills and Boon covers are instantly recognisable.

Why it’s time we took Mills and Boon seriously

Val Derbyshire tells Sarah Freeman why she’s on a mission to prove the iconic romances and more than throwaway fiction

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Most adaptations of the Bronte novels tend to period pieces. Not the Villette which will soon take to the stage of West Yorkshire Playhouse.

The woman behind a sci-fi version of Villette on why it’s ok to tamper with the Bronte classics

Linda Marshall Griffiths explains why she’s set a new stage version of Villette in a ravaged near-future.

Andrew McMillan.

Ilkley Literature Festival: A world of words

Ilkley Literature Festival returns in October with another exciting line-up and tickets go on sale at the end of this month . Yvette Huddleston reports.

RICH ARCHIVE: Ann Farr with some of the archive papers in the Brotherton Library, Leeds. PIC: James Hardisty

Swallows and Amazons: A book for all seasons

As a new film demonstrates Swallows and Amazons is an all-time classic, Chris Bond looks at its Leeds author.

Rich archive: Ann Farr with some of the archive papers in the Brotherton Library, Leeds. (Picture: James Hardisty).

Arthur Ransome: Remarkable story of the man behind Swallows and Amazons

The University of Leeds is home to a huge archive collection relating to Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome. Chris Bond went to find out more.

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Writer who dropped out of school signs major book deal

Writer who dropped out of school signs major book deal

A Dewsbury man who dropped out of school at the age of 12 has fulfilled his dream of becoming a writer.

Leeds homelessness charity’s hit book

Leeds homelessness charity’s hit book

A LEEDS city centre charity is celebrating after a book which tells first hand stories of homeless people raised £7.000.

Katherine Dewar.

A new chapter for our city! Leeds has the write stuff for debut novelist Katherine

Writer Katherine Dewar may have left Leeds for New Zealand two decades ago but that hasn’t stopped her former home playing a starring role in her debut novel.

Barbara Taylor Bradford presenting her letter from Lady Churchill to the Churchill Archives Centre in Cambridge.

Clementine’s treasured wartime letter to a young Barbara Taylor Bradford is handed over to Churchill Archive

Inspired by her household’s hero, a nine-year-old girl held a jumble sale in 1943 to play her own small part in the war effort against Nazi Germany.

Sunjeev Sahota has been appointed writer in residence at Leeds Beckett.

New leaf for award winning author at Leeds Beckett University

Award-winning author Sunjeev Sahota has been appointed as writer in residence at Leeds Beckett University.

A A Dhand.

Bradford author A A Dhand talks Streets of Darkness

Bradford author A A Dhand’s explosive debut crime thriller, published next week, explores the dark side of the city. Yvette Huddleston reports.

Alice Nutter.

Alice Nutter: Working class writing

Alice Nutter spent years living in a Leeds squat as part of the anarchist band Chumbawamba. Now a playwright, she talks to Sarah Freeman.

David Storey

Drawings by celebrated Yorkshire writer to be displayed for the first time

A different side to the creative mind of Wakefield-born playwright and author David Storey will go on display at the Hepworth gallery this month.

Brix Smith Start. Picture: Amelia Troubridge

Gig preview: Brix and The Extricated at Long Division festival, Wakefield

There’s a recurring motif in Brix Smith Start’s engaging rock ’n’ roll memoir The Rise, The Fall and The Rise about her experiences of visiting Disneyland in California.

Children reading in the renovated library at Sandal Primary School, in Baildon. (Picture Bruce Rollinson).

School libraries - the ‘real’ seats of learning

School libraries have long been at the heart of education and learning. But what does the future hold for them in the digital era? Chris Bond reports.

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Lemn Sissay.

Words and ideas - the return of Bradford Literature Festival

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, Bradford Literature Festival returns next week with another excellent line-up. Yvette Huddleston reports.

The 'voice of darts' Sid Waddell.

Sid Waddell: Working class wordsmith and oracle of darts

Sid Waddell was the ‘voice of darts’ whose unique commentary endeared him to fans. Now his son, Dan Waddell, has written about his colourful life. Chris Bond talks to him.

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