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Berlie and Blue John

By Amanda Barton on Tuesday, 08 August, 2017

Berlie Doherty is an award-winning children’s author who has published over sixty books. She is a familiar face in the High Peak where she gives talks in bookshops, libraries and schools.

Dr. Tim's fast-paced crime thrillers

By Denise Ead on Monday, 31 July, 2017

Prolific author Tim Ellis from Marple Bridge has published over 50 books and novellas. From being a youngster he had always wanted to write but he said, “It was difficult as life gets in the way and you have to earn your living, so I had to work instead”.

Top author visits Marple school

By on Saturday, 04 February, 2017

Award-winning author visits Marple school during National Story-telling Week

Suprising Snippets in the Red Hat Guide

By by Avril Marsh on Friday, 15 July, 2016

Did you know Manchester had the first telephone exchange outside the USA , that the FA was founded here in 1888 or that the Peterloo Massacre inspired Shelley’s poem ‘The Masque of Anarchy’?

Local author Hilary provides remarkable insight

By Matthew Corrigan on Monday, 20 June, 2016

Local author Hilary Atkinson provides a remarkable insight into the life of one of Marple’s most well-known figures in her new book, Samuel Oldknow - A New Perspective.

Peak District author becomes bestseller

By Dianne Boardman on Monday, 09 May, 2016

Peak District author Joanna Cannon began writing a blog to ‘empty my head of all I saw and heard’ during her day working as a psychiatrist on what she calls ‘the fringes of society’. Her blog soon had a huge following, including well-known writers such as Joanne Harris, and she was encouraged to try to write a longer piece. She began a novel she called ‘The Trouble with Goats and Sheep’ - ‘goats’ being people who didn’t fit in with the ‘sheep’ around them. The novel was entered into a competition at the Festival of Literature in 2013 and won. Within the week a book deal followed and she was subsequently named as a ‘Guardian New Face of Fiction’.

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