Read Regional 2015

Discover new writers from the North of England with this year’s Read Regional list.

Wakefield Libraries



It’s Read Regional time once again. Every year this scheme introduces library users to new titles by authors based in the north of England. This year there are 10 exciting titles to explore.
There are five novels:
Letters to my Husband by Stephanie Butland
The Last King of Lydia by Tim Leach
The Quick by Lauren Owen
Herring Girl by Debbie Taylor
Into the Trees by Robert Williams

Three books of poetry:
Ellen Phethean: Portrait of the Quince as an Older Woman
Helen Tookey: Missel-Child
John Wedgwood Clarke: Ghost Pot

a novel for young people, Hate by Alan Gibbons and finally a graphic novel, Sally Heathcote, Suffragette by Mary and Bryan Talbot. If you have never tried reading a novel in graphic form why not give this a try. Their graphic novel Dotter of her Father’s Eyes won the Costa Biography Award in 2013.

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Camp NaNoWriMo Failure and Happy Yorkshire Day!

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Okay, so I failed the July session of Camp NaNoWriMo. I only managed 33,061 words. But still, I am proud of what I have gotten written. I will be doing a full what I’ve learned post another day as I am too tired now to do it.

I have started my voluntary work today, which has tired me out and I am in pain from standing a lot today. August 1st is also Yorkshire Day! I am a Yorkshire lass and very proud of God’s Own County! Because it is Yorkshire Day, I wish to share the Symphony for Yorkshire: 

I thoroughly enjoy this song and the poem at the end makes me proud.