From Books and literature

Competition for City of Culture 2021 Launched

The bid is now formally underway after Matt Hancock, Minister of State responsible for digital and culture policy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, officially launched the competition in Hull. The Coventry City of Culture Trust has been working on a bid for more than a year and now knows key dates and …

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From ferries to pigsties

Coventry Cambrian Society is sorry to say that the talk planned for Friday 18 September on the history of the Beachy Aust Ferry (see A Ferry Story on page 13 of September’s ECHO) has been cancelled due to illness. A replacement talk has been scheduled and Liz Pitman  will give an illustrated talk on her book, …

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Teen romance gets steamy

  Off the back of the commercial success of her debut novel “Wicked Games”, Earlsdon based author Kelly Lawrence has launched a new novel.  Set in Coventry and aimed at older teenagers, “Unconditional” is the story of  Ashley, an A grade college student who falls in love with a boy from the “wrong side of …

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