PODCAST – The Quest for the Christmas Spirit

So much excitement!! The podcast is back! Huzzah!! And it's back because @BookElfLeeds is doing a new reading challenge - the 12 reads of Christmas!! Huzzah huzzah!!! She will mostly be reading books that follow a strict and very complex criteria (reviews will start tomorrow) which she sums up as 'someone has lost (or does … Continue reading PODCAST – The Quest for the Christmas Spirit

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Support the Puffin’ Puffin – Run for Cystic Fibrosis

As many of you know, Leeds Book Club just wouldn't work without the effervescent Helen - she runs LBC Puffins, co-hosts LBC White Swan and is up for each and every reading challenge (that orientates around books for younger people). Frankly I don't know how she does it - she's a tireless wonder and source … Continue reading Support the Puffin’ Puffin – Run for Cystic Fibrosis

INTERVIEW – The Wood Beneath the World

The Wood Beneath The World is a large­scale, magical forest installation hidden in the depths of Leeds Town Hall Crypt, which has been growing silently for decades. Its roots and trees have now burst through the floors and walls, and the wood has taken over... Rebekah Whitney (of Lord Whitney ) and Alexander Palmer (the Director … Continue reading INTERVIEW – The Wood Beneath the World

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

True Love – Owen Elgie

A friend of mine - Owen Elgie - has been writing fantasy for the last few years and recently decided to 'go public' with it. He has completed his first novel - The Circle of Fire - which will be released in a near future and is currently working on the second in that series.   Recently, … Continue reading True Love – Owen Elgie

Interview with WY Playhouse Literary Director – Part 1

This is a review from March 2013.  Refugee Boy is now on a national tour and is about to start a new run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.  So I thought it was an ideal time to dust this interview off!! ALEX CHISHOLM WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (LITERARY)    Leeds Book Club caught up … Continue reading Interview with WY Playhouse Literary Director – Part 1

Interview with WY Playhouse Literary Director – Part 2

This is a review from March 2013.  Refugee Boy is now on a national tour and is about to start a new run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.  So I thought it was an ideal time to dust this interview off!! ALEX CHISHOLM WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (LITERARY)    Leeds Book Club caught up … Continue reading Interview with WY Playhouse Literary Director – Part 2