Hannah’s Bookshelf, Saturday 22 January, 2-4pm with guest Martin Gittins

“Join me on Saturday at 2pm on North Manchester FM for more News, Reviews and Short Interviews on Hannah’s Bookshelf. Here’s what’s coming up on this week’s show…” writes presenter Hannah Kate.

An interview with Martin Gittins I first interviewed Martin back in August 2016, and we last caught up in November 2020. Martin Gittins is a retired deputy headteacher with a lifelong interest in local history. During last year’s lockdown he published three books describing the history of Crumpsall, Cheetham Hill Road, and Collyhurst and Harpurhey. He is currently researching his next project ‘A History of Bury New Road’, to coincide with the Bury New Road Project which will run for the next 9 months”.

A review of a poetry pamphlet from Wild Pressed Books I’ll be reviewing How Not to Multitask by Jo Weston”

A review of a new short story collection from Johnny Mains I’ll be talking about They’re Out to Get You, Volume One: Animals and Insects

“And What Are You Reading?… the section of the show where I ask writers about the books they’re reading at the moment. This week I’ve got another selection of reviews and recommendations. And if you’re a writer who’d like to take part, check out this post with details of how to join in!”

“Plus… you can hear my round-up of news from the World of Words. If you’ve got a news story you’d like to share, please use the News Form to submit it to the show”.

Tune in from 2pm on Saturday 22nd January North Manchester FM 106.6 on your radio, online and on your smart speakers!


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