Category: Writers

Mapperley’s Writers

We invited our readers to tell us about the authors, poets and writers with strong connections to the area. Here’s what we have learnt so far, listed in alphabetical order: ANDREWS, Tom Tom is the Police Historian for Nottinghamshire and has published The Greatest Policeman?: [ … ]

Memoirs Of A Former Police Officer

First Hand Account Of Front-Line Policing In Nottingham. ‘The Sharp End’ is a new book that details the career of former Nottinghamshire police officer Tom Andrews. Tom lives in Woodthorpe and his memoirs of an action packed career that included three murder arrests. Is there [ … ]

The Tragedy Of Hillsborough

On the day that Nottingham Forest take on Liverpool in the FA Cup, local author Jacques Morrell reflects on his personal memory of the tragic events of 1989. Jacques writes: The most melodramatic and tragic event that I have seen unfold was the ill-fated FA [ … ]

Carlton Valley Dreaming

A short poem for Autumn. Adapted from the 1960s hit song ‘California Dreaming’ by the Mamas and Papas. Mapperley’s leaves are brown And the sky is grey I’m walkin’ on the Top On a winter’s day I can see for miles Way over Lady Bay  [ … ]

Local Blog – My Anxious Life

Mapperley People welcomes Jo, a local blogger who has established quite a following since launching her blog about mental health Why not take a look and get involved. Hello, I’m Jo. Wife, mother of two and previous career girl, now doing her best domestic goddess [ … ]