Local Writing

Armley Press – A Bad Winter

Armley Press – A Bad Winter

Armley Press, the ‘punk publisher’ set up by How Leeds Changed the World author Mick McCann, has just brought out its first new book in six months. The novel, A Bad Winter by Samantha Priestley, is set among the wild […]

Hot Knife by John Lake

Hot Knife by John Lake

Hot Knife The prequel to BlowbackbyJohn Lake East Leeds Magazine, November 2011 A quick look at Hot Knife the prequel to John Lakes excellent Blowback. A crime thriller and revenge tale set in the late 1990s in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, […]

Blowback by John Lake

Blowback by John Lake

Blowback  Ali Cogger has a chat with Blowback author John Lake East Leeds Magazine, October 2011 October sees the release of the latest book from Armley Press, “Blowback”, a thriller by John Anthony Lake. The novel is a sequel to […]

Speed Bomb – Part 3 of the Leeds 6 Trilogy

Speed Bomb – Part 3 of the Leeds 6 Trilogy

  Former Whitkirk resident John Lake is the author of the Leeds 6 trilogy. Following the novels Hot Knife & Blowback, the final instalment Speed Bomb is out now. We caught up with John a couple of weeks ago….. ELM: […]

Anthony Clavane -Playing the Joker

Anthony Clavane -Playing the Joker

Leeds writer Anthony Clavane on his play ‘Playing the Joker’ which is on at Leeds Playhouse between 19th-23rd November as part of the Play, Pint & a Pie season. At the end of 1977, whilst doing my A-Levels at Roundhay School, […]

guy fawkes bonfire

Gun Powder, Treason, Treacle and Toffee Apples

It says something for the rebellious spirit of Yorkshire that a man who tried to blow up the houses of parliament is celebrated in pagan like fashion some 500 years after his demise. Guy Fawkes…it’s often said he was probably […]

Don’t Spray the Reaper

Don’t Spray the Reaper

Don’t Spray the Reaper  by John Was East Leeds Magazine, October 2011 This chest infection just won’t let me sleep. And when I don’t sleep, my wife doesn’t because I’m tossing and turning. I blame the weather it’s rained on […]