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Dawn of the Unread - Issue #14

Shelves are home to books and within these books are the stories that make us who we are. One of the books on David Belbin’s shelves is Holiday, the Booker winning novel by Stanley Middleton. In this very personal story, David tells us of his close relationship with the Bulwell author while also discussing some of the other great literary figures who have lived in Nottingham. The artwork is by Ella Joyce, and includes some reproductions of Stanley’s own paintings.


Artist - Ella Joyce
Artist - Ella JoyceThis is Ella’s first ever comic and hopefully not her last. She previously illustrated the cover for a collection of short stories by her father, Graham. Ella is about to embark on a Fine Art degree at Ruskin, Oxford. So watch this space!


Writer - David Belbin
Writer - David BelbinDavid Belbin has published forty-something novels since 1990, the majority for Young Adults, including 'The Beat' series and 'Love Lessons', all set in Nottingham, and eleven short novels for 'reluctant' readers. His recent novels and short stories have been for adults. 'The Pretender' was translated into Italian, German and Hebrew. 'The Great Deception', third in the Nottingham based 'Bone and Cane' sequence, is published this autumn. He teaches part-time at NTU, where he ran the MA in Creative Writing for several years, and is chair of Nottingham’s UNESCO City of Literature bid.

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