Read Regional: Doncaster

A combination of a train strike and a signal failure meant that I almost didn’t make it to my Read Regional event in Doncaster on time. Which would have been sad, and ironic as the city has a strong connection with the railways. ┬áSir Nigel Gresley designed some of his most famous locomotives there, including […]

Read Regional: Kirkby, Merseyside

Another sunny Read Regional day. I was greeted by birdsong as I stepped off the train at Kirkby in Knowsley and by these glorious Storytelling Thrones when I reached the library. As well as the above Golden Eagle and American Eagle there is also a lovely white Osprey. A sign next to one of the […]

Read Regional: Wideopen, North Tyneside

I was North East bound again this week for my Read Regional author talk at Wideopen, Library in North Tyneside. Train to Newcastle (on which I started reading ‘The Bricks that Built the Houses’ by Kate Tempest, which I need to finish in time for Book Group the following evening) and then a short bus […]

Read Regional: Sunderland

The tour begins! Last Thursday I had my first Read Regional event, at Sunderland City Library. I haven’t been to the city since I was a student – and my memories of a night out there are a bit hazy. I knew about Sunderland’s ship building history though (my Grandad worked at Smith’s Dock in […]