Leeds pupils spend day with author Anne Fine

Primary school pupils from Leeds schools spent an afternoon gaining insight into the life and work of former Children’s Laureate Anne Fine, when she visited The Grammar School at Leeds.

DEBUT: Author Luiza Sauma, a graduate of the University of Leeds, whose first novel Flesh and Bone and Water is out now.  Picture: Guilherme Heurich

Between two worlds

Luiza Sauma’s debut novel is set in London and her native Brazil exploring memory, love and loss. Yvette Huddleston reports.

AUTHOR: Tom Palmer has penned a new book set in Halifax.

Leeds author launches new book

A children’s author from Leeds says he has the Yorkshire Evening Post to thank for his love of reading as he prepares to launch his new book.

Harry and David Rich have released a new book.

Leed siblings release garden ‘bible’

Two Leeds Beckett University graduates, and stars of BBC One’s Garden Rescue, have published their own garden design ‘bible’.


Review: New beer book takes a jaunt through history

FROM its origins in Roman times, through the regular historic skirmishes between England and Scotland and the mailcoach travel of the 18th and 19th centuries, to today’s high-speed concrete highway, the Great North Road has remained a vital artery connecting London to the faraway towns.

Clare Fisher.

Debut novel from young Leeds writer who is one to watch

It’s quite something to have the manuscript of your debut novel immediately picked up by an agent and particularly impressive for it then to secure a deal with a major publishing house.

Adams on her way to defeating Maryan Salazar at the First Direct Arena last weekend. (James Hardisty).

Nicola Adams pulls no punches in sharing her life story

Nicola Adams is a two-time Olympic champion and British sporting hero. Now the Leeds-born boxer has written about her remarkable life and rise to the top. Chris Bond talked to her.

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WRITE STUFF: Barbara Steel who has been manning the counter at The Grove Bookshop for 25 years where she has met writers such as Alan Bennett and American Bill Bryson.  PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

YEP Says: Barbara’s such an inspiration at 87

AT 87, Barbara Steel is an inspiration to others. Rather than putting her feet up, she would rather man the counter at The Grove Bookshop in Ilkley.

Barbara Steel, 87, still works at The Grove Bookshop, The Grove, Ilkley.

Leeds bookseller Barbara, 87, is oldest in Britain

A West Yorkshire bookseller who counts Alan Bennett among her regular customers may be Britain’s oldest, but has no intention of turning over a new leaf.

Pupils reading comics at Leeds Free School in 1973. (YPN).

The highs and lows of teaching in Yorkshire the 1970s

Kath Padgett has been teaching for more than four decades and has written a book about her early days working in a West Yorkshire school in the 1970s. Chris Bond talked to her.

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The Royal Mint's 2017 Beatrix Potter limited edition commemorative coins, featuring four of her best-loved characters Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Tom Kitten and Jeremy Fisher.

Beatrix Potter characters to feature on new coins

Beatrix Potter’s mischievous Peter Rabbit is to be joined by three other children’s favourites in a roll-out of new colour coins.

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University releases poems to mark 50th

Poets at Leeds Trinity University have published an anthology to commemorate the institution’s 50th anniversary.

Mark Cavendish (front) lead the Grand Depart at the ceremonial start of The Tour De France 2014. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story CYCLING Tour. Picture date: Saturday July 5, 2014. Photo credit should read: Anthony Chappel-Ross/PA Wire

YEP man pens book on Le Tour

The reporter who covered the Tour de France for the Yorkshire Evening Post has written a book about his experiences.


30 brilliant books anyone can read in a day

It’s the 20th annual World Book Day on Thursday (March 2) - and what better way to celebrate than curling up with a good book?

Leeds United line up before the 1975 European Cup final in Paris.

1975 and all that! New novel is hailed as champion read for Leeds United fans

He knows all about writing stories with a winning formula.

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Ian Kelly.

Ian Kelly: A life in dance

As Northern Ballet’s latest work, inspired by the life of Casanova, opens in Leeds next month, Yvette Huddleston spoke to the great lover’s biographer.

Sunjeev Sahota, Writer in Residence at Leeds Beckett University.

Leeds Beckett University’s writer in residence named as BBC story award judge

The writer in residence at a Leeds university has been announced as one of the judges for this year’s BBC National Short Story Award.

Nadiya Hussain.

Interview: Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain has her fingers in new pies

Nearly two years since Bake Off changed her life, Nadiya Hussain has her fingers in new pies, including a debut novel. Hannah Stephenson reports.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park's poet in residence for 2017, Simon Armitage.  Picture by Bruce Rollinson

How poet Simon Armitage is helping celebrate 40 years of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

It’s a grey December day just before Christmas, but the inclement weather somehow only adds to the allure and atmosphere of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I’m there to meet poet, playwright and novelist Simon Armitage who has just taken up a 12-month residency for the park’s 40th anniversary. Armitage will be helping the YSP celebrate its unique appeal throughout 2017, visiting in different seasons and producing new work in response to the park as well as curating a programme of readings and events, and launching a new publication in the autumn.

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People are being urged to check their new fivers

How Jane Austen is making £5 notes worth £50,000

People are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway.

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