News archive for May 2016

Retail support includes all leading supermarkets from Tesco to  Waitrose, and WH Smith Travel and Retail, and  there are terrific quotes from Dinah Jefferies and Kathryn Hughes and national media coverage.  With its exotic Cuban setting, this is perfect summer reading!

Published by Salt, Sue Gee's tenth novel is set in Northumberland in the late 1930s.  A young widower falls under the spell of a group of musicians.  TRIO explores conscience and idealism, romantic love and most painful desire and, throughout it all, the power of music to disturb, uplift and affirm is unforgettably evoked. 

'A book to be read carefully and savoured.' Clare Morrall


The Sins of Jack Saul is now showing at the Stag Theatre, get your tickets now.

by Glenn Chandler

music by Charles Miller

directed by Steven Dexter

11 May – 12 June

A new musical from the team that brought you last year’s acclaimed Fanny and Stella: The Shocking True Story.

Jack Saul was the most notorious male prostitute in Victorian London. Born in a Dublin slum, he worked his way into the upper echelons of the aristocracy, became embroiled in two major scandals, and was the central character in an infamous work of pornography. But it was his involvement in the Cleveland Street male brothel, with its high profile clients, that secured his reputation. With wit, charm and compassion, and Charles Miller’s wonderful new score, Glenn Chandler – the creator of TV’s Taggart – unearths the colourful and tragic life of a true Victorian boy of pleasure.

It's 1948 and the nurses of the East End of London are making the most of life post-war. For Connie in particular, things are looking rosy as she looks forward to planning a future with her sweetheart, Malcolm. But, as many a young bride-to-be has discovered, the course of true love never did run smooth...

Fourth in the acclaimed series set in the early years of the NHS in London's East End, WEDDING BELLS FOR NURSE CONNIE is perhaps the best yet.  It's published by Orion and supported by national, local and social media and supermarkets.