Leeds Stories On Film

The wonderful people at Made in Leeds TV asked me to read some of the stories from Leeds, The Biography: A History of Leeds in Short Stories. The original plan was to record them at appropriate locations around Leeds, but the weather wouldn’t cooperate.

In the end, that was our good fortune as we ended up filming at the Leeds Library, a wonderful place with a history that goes back to 1768, and has been in the same location since 1808. We recorded in the ‘New Room,’ which dates from 1880, and looks splendid.

We taped me reading four stories. These are three of them. If you want to waste a few minutes – enjoy! And if you feel inclined to buy a copy of the book….thank you.

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Talking Book(s)

A few weeks ago, Made in Leeds TV took me into the wonderful Leeds Library to interview me about the upcoming collection Leeds, The Biography: A History of Leeds in Short Stories, and also read some of the stories.

This is the interview – and you get to see part of the interior of a glorious place. The downside is you get me, too…

An Author on Television

Last month the brand new Made in Leeds television decided to seek a cure for insomnia. They might possibly have discovered one, too, by airing a 10-minute interview with me as I talk about books and Leeds while balancing precariously on the railing of the balcony at the lovely Howard Assembly Rooms.