Pennine Poets is a group of acclaimed and widely published writers who meet for monthly creative workshops, stage readings and festivals and produce a journal, Pennine Platform, which attracts both local and international readers.

New from Fighting Cock Press


People in a Landscape People in a Landscape
Colin Speakman
ISBN 978-0906744-4-20
Price £4.50

This is the second poetry collection by well-known regional writer and countryside campaigner, Colin Speakman. His publications include over 50 books, many about the Yorkshire Dales, but he is also gaining a reputation as a fine poet. As Mary Sheepshanks says he "paints vivid pictures with words so that in these varied, always interesting, occasionally surprising but accessible poems we see through his perceptive eyes...Here are poems to be read again and again."

Coming soon

Thinking of You Always: The Letters of Cpl. Lewis Hill 1941-45

Thinking of You Always: The Letters of Cpl. Lewis Hill 1941-45 - joint publication with Stairwell Books, ISBN 978-1-939269-36-2

This memoire, edited by Pauline Kirk, gives a remarkable insight into the lives of servicemen and women during the second World War. Lewis Hill was mustered into the RAF in 1941. From the beginning 'Lew' wrote home to his wife, retelling his experiences as an enlisted serviceman. He describes the rigours of day to day life on and off the base, and offers an alternative view to the tales of daring-do typical of wartime memoires. This incredible record follows him through his training, service with a balloon squadron in the UK, journey on a troopship to the Middle East, and subsequent service in Kenya and Egypt. He spent many of his leave periods touring Palestine, Syria, the Lebanon and Egypt, and his perceptive comments throw an interesting light on modern-day events in those troubled areas. Through all his years of separation his love for his wife never wavered. Thinking of You Always is a love-story too.

Download order form or contact Fighting Cock Press, c/o Pauline Kirk, 45, Middlethorpe Grove, York, YO24 1NA Email: pmk@pkirk304.force9.co.uk


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