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What Charles Dickens thought of elections in Northants and our great unsung literary heroes

Northamptonshire is sadly not normally recognised for its literary connections. We have all heard of the brilliant Alan Moore, writer of V for Vendetta, Watchmen and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the poets John Clare and John Dryden (Britain’s...

Northamptonshire’s Richard III was the victim of a French coup

My first encounter with the author of Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth now seems like it took place in another era of history. Many years ago I was news editor of the Northampton Chronicle & Echo and I...

Your best Bette is a real superstar

Lena Davis has been a music producer, writer and Personal Manager; a photographer and journalist and, over thirty years ago, got together with Caroline Scattergood to create the Caring & Sharing Trust to bring music, hope and love into...

Revenge is so sweet

Lena Davis has been a music producer, writer and Personal Manager; a photographer and journalist and, over thirty years ago, got together with Caroline Scattergood to create the Caring & Sharing Trust to bring music, hope and love into...

JK Rowling is criminally good

Lena Davis has been a music producer, writer and Personal Manager; a photographer and journalist and, over thirty years ago, got together with Caroline Scattergood to create the Caring & Sharing Trust to bring music, hope and love into...

The line manager’s play book

Shirley Jones looks at the work of Northamptonshire Authors Co-operative and listens into a talk by the writer Stephen Loveless... You and I have a relationship: you are reading what I’ve written.  But it is an odd relationship – I’ve...

Earl Spencer travels Europe with Boris Johnson and other stories from Althorp Literary Festival

Shirley Jones' uniquely forensic reflections on the Northamptonshire literary festival which gives us grandeur relaxed... How can anybody fit into this?  A thought commonly held of living in small spaces, but which occurred to me  when visiting Althorp for its...

It’s not who you’re watching, it’s why you’re watching

Reviewing the Situation with Lena Davis “Watching You” by Lisa Jewell (published by Century Press) “China’s Oasis” is co-written by David Gotts and Richard Harris (Monarch £8.99) Please grab your £12.99 and rush out pronto to buy a copy of “Watching You”...

Amazing work of Marina Amaral brings Spencer portrait to life

An artist who has brought to life images of historical figures by adding colour has carried out a private commission for Earl Spencer. Marina Amaral will be interviewed at the Althorp Literary Festival in October. The festival publicists released the...

Andrea Leadsom donates books to Caring & Sharing Trust

The RT Hon Andrea Leadsom MP popped into the Caring & Sharing Trust’s headquarters in Cogenhoe to donate books to the children’s section of their soon-to-be-opened library. Andrea will be among the patrons of the charity attending the official...
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What does being a winner at the Northamptonshire Weetabix Food and Drink Awards really mean?

The organisers of the Northamptonshire Weetabix Food and Drink Awards have been gathering feedback from this year's winners about...
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