Andrea Gibson – How It Ends

On each occasion that this poem is receited; it has a unique opening. Ms Gibson uses the actual time period elapsed; a device which provides context for the experience and connects with the audience anew. I particularly like it because it pushes the event further and further back without reducing the emotional impact. The song … Continue reading Andrea Gibson – How It Ends

The Poetry of Jill Scott

Jill Scott   Actor, Musician and poet. (I don't agree with all of her stances and statements but love her poetry) Haiki #2 It was a loud cry When I was brought to this world Been loud ever since When the women gather Ever watch the women? How they laugh? bend from the waist Like … Continue reading The Poetry of Jill Scott

Chris Nickson Exclusive Short Story – Christmas 1890

Once again, Chris Nickson has kindly provided us with a special Christmas treat - a short story featuring Annabelle Harper (nee Atkinson) - instantly recognisable to fans of his Inspector Tom Harper series! LBC would like to thank Chris for this short story and for his extraordinary kindness and friendship over the last few years! … Continue reading Chris Nickson Exclusive Short Story – Christmas 1890

Enid Blyton Challenge Book 11 – The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat

Huzzah! It's almost the final book, not in the right order but the challenge is almost complete! part of the The Five Find-Outers Mystery Series 'It is in part the character of Fatty that makes these books so special. He may be boastful and arrogant but he is also generous, ingenious, a master of disguise … Continue reading Enid Blyton Challenge Book 11 – The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat

On the Edge of Darkness – GUEST

LBC regular reviewer Michelle has been reading again... Thanks again Michelle! ON THE EDGE OF DARKNESS BARBARA ERSKINE BLURB (AMAZON) A compelling story of a woman trapped in the wrong time, and a powerful, deadly curse that haunts three generations without mercy... Adam Craig is fourteen when, near an isolated Celtic stone in the wild … Continue reading On the Edge of Darkness – GUEST

The Moon at Midnight – GUEST

Another review from Michelle. 🙂 THE MOON AT MIDNIGHT CHARLOTTE BINGHAM   BLURB (AMAZON) It is late autumn, 1962, and darkness is falling, but not just over the idyllic fishing port of Bexham. The threat of atomic warfare is so real that people are taking their children to work, or staying home with their families as … Continue reading The Moon at Midnight – GUEST

The Hanging Tree – Jennifer Lawrence

Culturally Fixated

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There are two versions of the song made popular during the recently released new Hunger Games (Mockingjay Part 01) film currently doing the rounds.

The Radio Edit – (which Hypable feels is off point [thanks to @not_johnstamos for the link]) – by James Newton Howard featuring the almost unfeasibly talented Jennifer Lawrence.  She acts. She dances. And now, she sings!!

I personally prefer the simpler version that was actually used in the mooovie. And the second I can find a link to it, I’ll post it!

The Hanging Tree

Lyrics by Suzanne Collins

Melody by the Lumineers

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where they strung up a man
They say murdered three.
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it seem
If we met up at midnight
In the hanging tree.

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where the dead man called out

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Father Christmas at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

Bloomin' Christmas! Father Christmas awakes from a dream of summer sun only to realise that it's bloomin' Christmas Eve and the start of his longest night of the year. As he gathers the reindeer and prepares his sleigh, Father Christmas begins the long journey into the snowy night to deliver presents to sleeping children all over … Continue reading Father Christmas at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

Helen & Kirsty – The Travelled Reader book group – Our next read for book club with @jdwleedsstation

On Sunday 30th Novemember Helen and Kirsty will be discussing: The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he’s not alone. He’s surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade – a walled encampment … Continue reading Helen & Kirsty – The Travelled Reader book group – Our next read for book club with @jdwleedsstation

Next pick for LBCOutlaws -P D James, Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh #1)

Meet at Outlaws Yacht Club for 6pm for a 6:30pm start Cover Her Face is P. D. James's electric debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense. - Goodreads P. D. James was the author of twenty books, most of which have been filmed and broadcast on television … Continue reading Next pick for LBCOutlaws -P D James, Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh #1)