SCHOOL­TEACHER TURNED WRITER

The se­crets of the But­lins Girls Thrilling novel for Old Pe­culier read

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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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