Lowdham Book Festival

Lowdham Book Festival

Published on Sunday 27 June 2010

Along with a number of independent presses and booksellers, we took part in the final Saturday of this fantastic festival, always a highlight of Nottinghamshire’s literary year. As ever, there was the buzz of ideas in the air while email addresses were exchanged, and free events came and went all day.

  • A mysterious tale for anyone who loves books and bookshops

    A mysterious tale for anyone who loves books and bookshops

    Published on Monday 1 October 2018

    An elusive owner who lives on the top floor but is never seen… customers who turn up after midnight in slippers and dressing gown, driven by an urgent desire for a book about Icelandic myths or pottery… a beautiful and insomniac shop manager who is blind in one eye… The ingredients of David Belbin’s intriguing […]

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  • Poems that travel from source to sea

    Poems that travel from source to sea

    Published on Thursday 16 August 2018

    Rivers carve a passage through our landscapes with elemental force. At the same time, they can be and signify many different things. In Ian Duhig’s fascinating selection we encounter the scope and drama of rivers, from the complexity of Eavan Boland’s Liffe to Kayo Chingonyi’s turbid Tyne which prompts lovers to reflect on what brought […]

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  • Luscious poems for a carefree summer’s day

    Luscious poems for a carefree summer’s day

    Published on Friday 20 July 2018

    Lazing on a picnic rug under a clear blue sky, what could be more lovely than reading poetry?  These ten poems have been selected to provide a perfect accompaniment to an open-air feast; some capture culinary delights such as strawberry tarts and custard while others have been chosen to add to the mood of carefree […]

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