North Sea Shells, by CJ Richardson

Martha, a young woman living in Hartlepool at the time of the First World War, is married to George and they have a three-year-old son, William. In December 1914, German warships bombard Hartlepool killing hundreds of people. Martha’s parents and George’s grandfather are killed. George’s brother, Albert returns from Scotland for the funeral. Albert is…


Litfest call for submissions: Penzance Literary Festival

Writers are invited to send ideas for interviews, panels, writing workshops and more Penzance Literary Festival will take place between 6 and 9 July, with contributors inclduing Rachel Joyce and Julie Myerson. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘going underground’. Writers are asked to interpret this creatively and suggest ideas for author sessions and…