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‘That Sounds Like Stevie!’

‘That Sounds Like Stevie!’

“Little lads from the back streets of Hartlepool don’t write books, do they?” That Sounds Like Stevie! is a music anthology/discography with an unusual twist. Not content with celebrating Stevie Wonder's published music, dedicated fan and archivist Teesside-born Mick...

Grown-ups only: Activities for the Apocalypse

Grown-ups only: Activities for the Apocalypse

“Bright ideas with luminous implications…” Matt Campbell’s ‘Activities for the Apocalypse’ starts with a lamp. An antique light inherited from a relative. The item appears increasingly tired to the author’s eyes. He confesses to us that simply out of sheer boredom, he...

Crossing the Tees deadline approaching

Crossing the Tees deadline approaching

“Having my story accepted by Crossing the Tees gave me a newfound confidence and this was channeled into my writing…” The annual Crossing the Tees Book Festival, now in its seventh year, came perilously close to being cancelled outright this year, with its event...

Avast, Me Hearties…

Avast, Me Hearties…

“A muppet, a rat and a flying dutchman…” Looking for something different to read this weekend? Want to escape the world and all its dramas? This Saturday Sixth Element Publishing launches the Harvey Duckman Pirate Special to celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate...

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