Recommended Reads: Nolan, Gadsby.

Black Moss by David Nolan. In 1990, Manchester radio journalist Danny Johnston looks into the murder of a child while the eyes of the world are on the Strangeways prison riot. More than a quarter of a century later, he again takes up the investigation.  Black Moss is gripping, fast paced, moving, authentic, and funny,…

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: ANNE BILLSON

  BOOKS Dark Entries – Robert Aickman. In 1968 I got this collection of short stories out of Croydon Library straight after seeing The Bells of Hell – an adaptation of Aickman’s Ringing the Changes in the Late Night Horror anthology series; needless to say the BBC has since wiped the tape. A Harlot High…

Short Stories For Sunday: Tony Black and Mark West

Stone Ginger by Tony Black Charlie ‘Minty’ Lamb meets Ginger in his local pub and is soon besotted with her. But things quickly turn pear shaped in this short, sharp Brit Grit yarn. The Goblin Glass by Mark West When his life falls apart, Warren is pulled sharply back into a life of crime. He…

Portrait Of The Artist As A Consumer: Gary Crowley

SONGS Music continues to excite and thrill me as much as it did as a music mad teen and some of my favourite songs of 2018 included…. Laville… Easy Hollie Coo… Stay Alive Hatchie…Sugar & Spice Louise Distras…Street Revolution 77:78… Love Said Tracey Thorn…. Queen Chaka Khan, Like Sugar Johnny Marr…Hi Hello Paul Weller…Gravity Old…