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3 Free Book Events Next Week in Leeds

Are you an avid reader of crime fiction? Do you devour history books? Is music your passion?  If the answer to any or all of these is yes, then we have three free events...

A Short History of Shell Shock by Suzie Grogan

‘Shell Shock’ is a term that is used loosely now. A lottery winner is ‘shell shocked’ at the size of their win, or a footballer similarly affected having scored the winning goal in a...

Why do writers write? By N.E. David

I regularly buy The Daily Telegraph – once a week, on a Saturday. Not for its political opinions I hasten to add, I’d be just as happy to read The Independent, although I usually...

Morley Literature Festival on now!

  The ninth Morley Literature festival launches today with a programme of exciting events that will appeal to all ages. In addition to their adult, family and schools programme, 2014 introduces events specially aimed at budding young writers...