The Courtroom here saw the trial of Joan Phillips, a notorious local highwaywoman. This inspired Rebecca S. Buck 's novel The Locket and the Flintlock ; whilst her book Truths contains two narratives, both of which are set in fictional versions of the historic Shire Hall and County Gaol. After more than years of teaching boys, the Nottingham High School is now a co-educational institution. Nottingham born Alice Zimmern — was a writer, translator and suffragist, whose books made a big contribution to the debate on the education and rights of women.
Alice also wrote popular children's books on ancient Greece. Collaborating with her sister Helen Zimmern — , Alice opened up much European culture and thought to the British public. Their father was a German immigrant lace merchant.
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T C Hine designed this building for Thomas Adams. The building housed a library and hosted a book club for its many lace workers. New College Nottingham is now based here. Passing through the building you'll arrive on St. Mary's Gate. Not far from the back of the Adams Building is Debbie Bryan, a craft shop with a tea room. Pop back to Stoney Street, at the end of Woolpack Lane.
It was on Woolpack Lane that William Ayscough moved his printing press in He died four years after moving here but Anne Ayscough continued the printing business. Poetry is Dead Good have held their performances here. Pass The Angel and the Chippy to Goosegate. Take a right and head all the way down. It was at the bottom end of Goosegate in that Susannah Wright opened a radical bookshop.
It had to fight for its survival against violence and daily picketing from the Committee for the Suppression of Vice during which the shop was broken into, with attempts made to drag out the proprietor. Undeterred, Wright moved to a larger premises higher up Goosegate where she continued to promote free expression.
She had arrived in Nottingham after being released from prison after serving time for blasphemy. Cross St. Authors Paula Rawsthorne, Megan Taylor, and Alison Moore are all members of the writers' studio who contributed to These Seven , a collection of stories from Nottingham writers. Paula Rawsthorne is a multiple award-winning author of young adult novels. Sandeep Mahal is the Director. Turn right at Heathcote Street. The premises now used by Jam Cafe and Paramount Pictures used to house Mushroom Bookshop which had sections devoted to women's writing, to lesbian writing, and to feminism.
Past performers here include Cleo Asabre-Holt. Asabre-Holt is a spoken word poet and workshop facilitator who was awarded the prestigious M3C Scholarship to undertake a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham. On the left is the Broadway Cinema.
A film festival Shots in The Dark was held here through the s. Continuing along, Rough Trade is on the right. Supportive of literary events Rough Trade is also venue for live poetry, spoken word, book launches and readings. Veer right, up Goosegate and continue through trendy Hockley.
The Nottingham author and workshop leader is best known for her Call Me Royal series. At the corner of Bridlesmith Gate and Bottle Lane there used to be a bookshop, of the Sutton family also publishers. For 67 years Boots libraries brought books to the people, and it all began here. Now head down Smithy Row. Immediately on the right is Primark. Her real name was Sophia Pyatt or Hyett, or Hyatt depending on who you believe. Sophia was knocked down and killed by a carrier's cart.
A poet and fan of Lord Byron, her remains were interred in Hucknall Church as close as possible to Byron's. A little farther along The Works bookshop is on the right. Next to this is an alleyway down which is Five Leaves, one of the few independent bookshops to open in a UK city centre this century. This radical bookshop includes a feminist section. Five Leaves hosts regular literary events. Five Leaves Publications, which started in , operates from here.
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Across the street is the Nottingham Tourism Centre which also sells a good selection of Notts-themed books. The premiere starred Sheila Sim along with her husband Richard Attenborough. The Scarlet Pimpernel also made its first appearance here, two years before Baroness Orczy turned her play into a novel, spurning 13 sequels.
Grindrod is an award-winning poet, formerly Derbyshire Poet Laureate, and the author of five published poetry collections. She is also a Coach for Writers. Head up South Sherwood Street. The award-winning author Glenis Wilson is a member of the club which was established in Joan Wallace , author of four historical novels set in Nottingham, was also a member. The Nottingham Poetry Society meet here.
Current members include Cathy Grindrod.
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Back along Shakespeare Street. The course's first leader was the novelist Sue Thomas. Dr Sarah Jackson explores the intersections between creative and critical writing. Tactile Poetics: Touch and Contemporary Writing , explores the relationship between text and tact in 20th and 21st-century literature and theory. Her poetry collection, Pelt , won the Seamus Heaney Prize. In she edited Ten Poems on the Telephone. Dr Natalie Braber , who teaches in the School of Arts and Humanities within the subject area of Linguistics, is the author of Nottingham dialect books. The novelist, biographer and critic Miranda Seymour has been a visiting professor at Nottingham Trent University.
Niki Valentine and Kim Slater a. K L Slater. Radford born Nicola Monaghan was brought up on Nottingham council estates, experiences that helped shape her debut novel, the Betty Trask winning The Killing Jar She also writes psychological horror stories under the pseudonym Niki Valentine. A teacher of Creative and Professional Writing she has a crime novel awaiting publication in Casterton has been described as a startlingly vivid lyric poet, her writing infused with the influences of feminism. Kim Slater is a respected YA author and, as K.
Her debut novel, Smart , picked up 10 awards and around nominations. The Arkwright Building itself has been a public library and it was once University College at which Rose Fyleman attended for a spell. She later taught in Nottingham and lived on Newcastle Road, The Park if you fancy a detour, you can find the entrance to Newcastle Road if you head up Derby Road and look left. Fyleman is best-known for her poem Fairies There are fairies at the bottom of our garden! She also wrote plays, short stories and a Nottingham-set fantasy.
At the next crossroads look over to the right. Dorothy Hartley — was a social historian, skilled illustrator, and prominent author. She attended Nottingham Art School and later returned here as a teacher. Laura Knight also attended the Art School, becoming their youngest ever student in after enrolling as an 'artisan student' paying no fees, aged just Knight was an official war artist whose work also focused on marginalized communities, including gypsies, circus performers, and workers in the American South.
You might want to pop up Waverley Street a rare street named after a novel and seek out 6 Arthur Street on which Anne Gilbert born Anne Gee once lived. It was here that she also taught children, an endeavour from which grew an important school. Gilbert is the author of Recollections of Old Nottingham She was an authority on the flora of Nottingham and local history. Now retrace your steps a short way, along Shakespeare Street, until the road joins with Goldsmith Street.
On the left is Boots Library.
This NTU library is open during term time. Turn right and head up Chaucer Street. Towards the top, on the right, is the Nottingham Women's Centre, run by women, for women. The library was relaunched in with special guest Kat Banyard , author and founder of UK Feminista. The redeveloped library, which is situated on the top floor, has become the hub of the National Feminist Archives and Libraries Network for the UK. The poet and essayist Nicki Hastie used to work at the centre.
Cross over to Vernon Street. From there cross Derby Road. Here is St Barnabas' Cathedral. Sarah Ann Agnes Turk a. Turk was a local Catholic writer of diverse novels and short stories including spiritual, detective and romance stories. Just past the hall is Nottingham Playhouse. The Nottingham Playhouse used to be in a converted cinema on the corner of Goldsmith Street and Talbot Street between and One of the reasons it moved from Goldsmith Street was the noisy traffic that could be heard by audiences.
There a modern sculpture on Maid Marion Way celebrating our theatres. Host to several writing groups, the Nottingham Playhouse also features many plays from local writers; the Nottingham playwright Amanda Whittington being a Playhouse favourite. A former columnist for the Nottingham Evening Post, Whittington entered the mainstream with a string of popular and accessible plays featuring the experiences of women, including Amateur Girl , the story of a woman who lives in a Vicky Centre flat.
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The Mouthy Poets performed at the Playhouse. Continue round and meet Oxford Street. On the corner with Regent Street is the former family home of the Hines. Nottingham novelist Muriel Hine features this home in some of her 'Lacingham' novels including A Great Adventure In the midth century the famous local architect T C Hine added a storey, the clock and the chapel.
On the corner, at the top of St James Street, is no. Head down the historic St James Street, one of our most notorious thoroughfares. On the right used to be the News House pub. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as a contemporary middle-schooler tries to make herself perfect using science, and the experiment goes wrong; and Baby Botanist by Laura Gehl, the launch of the Baby Scientists board book series, introducing scientific concepts and careers. Greenwillow hits the court with I Got Next by Daria Peoples-Riley, in which a young basketball player prepares for a game while his shadow encourages him to leave everything on the court; Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes, which finds year-old Amelia meeting a new friend who changes her life forever; Power Up by Seth Fishman, illus.
Katherine Tegen Books sets the GPS for Eventown by Corey Ann Haydu, introducing a girl who moves to an idyllic new town with her family and discovers that there may be a price to pay for perfection; The Greystone Secrets 1: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix, launching a series in which three siblings follow a labyrinth of codes and secret passageways to find the truth about themselves after they learn that three other children with their same names and birthdates have been kidnapped; The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala, kicking off a fantasy trilogy set in a South Indian world; Heroine by Mindy McGinnis, following the careening path into addiction of an injured, college-bound softball star; and The Opposite of Always by Justin A.
Reynolds, relating the story of Jack, who is sent back—over and over again—to the moment he first met Kate, who died nine months after they first fell in love. Margaret Ferguson Books turns in a permission slip for Field Trip to the Moon by John Hare, a wordless picture book about a girl who gets left behind on a class voyage to the moon; A Quieter Story by Liza Woodruff, featuring a creative girl and her ingeniously inventive kitten; The Undoing of Thistle Tate by Katelyn Detweiler, the tale of famous teen author Thistle Tate who struggles to keep her biggest secret: the identity of the person who wrote her bestselling books; Nixie Ness Cooking Star by Claudia Mills, the debut title of a chapter book series set in an after-school program; and The Space Between Before and After by Sue Stauffacher, in which a boy must navigate his grief when his mother suddenly disappears.
Stead, illus. Stead, about a shy cello player who learns to share her music with the moon; Nine Months by Miranda Paul, illus. Versify launches with The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illus. Inkyard Press meets up for Nexus by Lindsay Cummings and Sasha Alsberg, the sequel to Zenith , following a crew of girl pirates trying to save a faraway galaxy; The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter, first in a romantic, action-packed trilogy that recasts fairy tales with take-charge heroines; Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid, about a brokenhearted online magazine writer who decides to capture the last months that a couple spends together before their planned break-up at the end of the summer; The Voice in My Head by Dana L.
Davis, featuring a teen girl whose terminally ill twin sister decides to pursue medically assisted euthanasia; and Beneath the Skin by Jennifer L. Armentrout, a contemporary fantasy that builds from the world of the Dark Elements series. Kane Press ushers in spring with Save the Cake!
Carolrhoda gets crafty with Be a Maker by Katey Howes, illus. James, about African-American cowboy Fletcher, and the title he earned when a white man unfairly walked away with a championship; Seventh Grade vs. Darby Creek offers second chances with the Do-Over series, about teens mysteriously getting the opportunity to change a decision they regret, which includes The Accident by Glasko Klein and The Cheat by Sarah Richman; Escape!
Graham, leading off the Reality Show series, featuring kids competing in reality shows; and Off Road by Raelynn Drake, new to the extreme-sports-themed To the Limit series. McGinty, illus.
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Kear, a multi-platform brand designed to show girls how to convert their ideas into businesses; Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra, starring Saira, the youngest M. Ramos Jr. Odd Dot logs on for Code This Game! Tor Teen views a solid spring line-up with Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok, the story of a year-old daily morgue columnist in Paris who has visions of a serial killer and his victims; The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons, in which Brynn learns that she was recruited to her elite school because of her skill at conning rich kids out of their money; Never-Contented Things by Sarah Porter, a YA novel about dark faeries; and Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro, about two Latin-American siblings who brave enemies and the dangers of a desert-crossing to reach a land of promise.
Wednesday says a prayer for Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan, the first installment of the Something Dark and Holy trilogy, featuring a gothic fantasy world setting and a heroine inspired by Joan of Arc. Owlkids claims top bunk with Camp Average by Craig Battle, first in a middle grade series about a group of kids that fight back against a hyper-competitive, sports-focused summer camp director by losing at every game they play; My Cat Looks Like My Dad by Thao Lam, which uses comparisons to show that family really is what you make of it; Killer Style: How Fashion Has Injured, Maimed, and Murdered Through History by Alison Matthews-David and Serah-Marie McMahon, providing historical anecdotes and chilling stories of how the fashion industry has harmed over the years; and Love You Head to Toe by Ashley Barron, in which human babies are compared to a variety of newborn animals.
Peachtree Petite has seasons in the sun with Spring Babies and Summer Babies , which round out the quartet of concept board books in the Babies in the Park series by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illus. Morris, which tells the story through comics-style illustrations of how a girl learns to appreciate her lovably lazy cat; Life Sucks by Michael I. Bennett and Sarah Bennett, providing advice to teens and tweens about how to deal with the inevitable unfairness of life; What Was Stonewall? Dial lets its fingers do the talking with High Five by Adam Rubin, illus.
Dutton puts its work gloves on for Dig by A. Razorbill predicts the future with Tarot by Marissa Kennerson, kicking off a fantasy series that reimagines the tarot as an invention of the year-old daughter of a tyrannical king; We Walked the Sky by Lisa Fiedler, the intergenerational story of two teenagers—Victoria, who joins the circus in , and her granddaughter, Callie, who leaves the circus 50 years later; When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry, following a group of teens who find themselves dealing with unexpected powers after a cosmic event in their hometown; Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh, sequel to Reign of the Fallen and featuring the exploits of a necromancer; and The Haunted by Danielle Vega, in which two teenage ghost hunters discover the grisly truth about a haunted house and the ghosts seeking revenge there.
Viking makes itself heard with Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson, a memoir and call to action against sexual violence, written in verse; Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman, starring an earthworm who discovers that the actions of the smallest creatures can impact us all; The Waning Age by S. Grove, set in a parallel present world where all emotions vanish with adolescence; The Happy Book by Andy Rash, about a camper and a clam whose friendship takes them on an emotional roller coaster; and President of Poplar Lane by Margaret Mincks, sequel to Payback on Poplar Lane , which finds two seventh graders facing off in class elections.
Warne sashays into spring with tie-ins, in various formats, to the following properties: Flower Fairies , Peter Rabbit , and Spot. Peter Pauper sharpens its pencils for The Sketchbook by Julia Seal, about a young artist who keeps her drawings hidden in a sketchbook until she realizes the joy her work brings to others; Little Things by Nick Dyer, illus.
Titanic by Bill Doyle, illus. Holm, illus. Delacorte opens up the mic for Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum, posing questions about identity and the extent to which we can control our own narratives; Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Cougarpants by Tammi Sauer, illus.
I Wrote a Book! And you can too! James, in which a full house and a vacant house admire in each other the qualities they lack within themselves. Sutherland, illus. Arthur A. Kang, exploring the secret lives of squirrels and oak trees; Say Something! Gomez, illus. Point falls hard for Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud, a YA novel inspired by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, featuring a year-old girl who discovers that the cute boy she met is a prince of a European country; and Sorry Not Sorry by Jaime Reed, the story of how one girl chooses to help when her former best friend falls ill and may need a kidney donor.
Little Simon adds some sparkle with Twinkle by Katharine Holabird, illus. Margaret K.