SCHOOLTEACHER TURNED WRITER
The secrets of the Butlins Girls Thrilling novel for Old Peculier read
about school and, of course, there was the unspoken rule that if the pupil was a boy he would follow his father on to the farm.” It was Seed’s relationship with his pupils – and the humorous incidents that would sometimes occur – that he recalls with most affection and which eventually prompted him A NEW nostalgia memoir reveals stories of redcoats who worked at Butlins holiday camps.
Lynn Russell and Neil Hanson’s new book Wish You Were Here. The Lives, Loves and Friendships of the Butlin’s Girls – follows seven women who worked at the camps during its heyday immediately after the Second World War, when for many families this would have been their only chance of a holiday.
The book is published by Harper Element on June 19. A PSYCHOLOGICAL crime novel is set to thrill the North of England. The Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival Big Read, has challenged readers to take on the annual Big Read, with a novel by one of the biggest names in crime fiction, Val McDermid’s novel A Place of Execution. The author is well known for her books which inspired the TV series Wire in the Blood. For more information visit: www.bigread.org.uk.
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