Fat Man to Green Man: From Unfit to Ultramarathon
An honest and light-hearted chronicle, Fat Man to Green Man is the tale of a forty-something man's journey from fat to fit, culminating in running the Green Man ultramarathon. It is a story of fields... More > and friendships; mud and maps and learning how to push yourself to achieve what you never believed you could - and how to deal with the consequences.< Less
Fred Wedlock: Funnyman of Folk
This is the first biography of Fred Wedlock who died in 2010. It tells the story of his childhood in the Redcliffe area of Bristol through the folk circuit of the 1960s and 70s to national stardom as... More > the Oldest Swinger in Town. This was the song that propelled him to Number 6 in the charts in 1981 and resulted in Top of the Pops appearances with Legs and Co and national celebrity status. Fred did for the West Country what Billy Connolly did for Scotland, Max Boyce for Wales and Jasper Carrott for Birmingham. He had opportunities to make a much bigger name for himself but he so loved the people and places of the West that he was happy to settle back here after his brush with the madness of fame.< Less
Unchained is a contemporary and diverse collection of fiction and poetry by established writing group, Bristol Women Writers.
The book was inspired by the 400th anniversary in 2013 of... More > Bristol’s original ‘chained’ library. It contains fiction and poetry by 10 writers from Bristol Women Writers group and an introduction by flash fiction author Tania Hershman.
The book will be launched at the Bristol Central Library on Wednesday October 23 as part of Bristol Festival of Literature.
Profits from the book will be donated to the National Literacy Trust, an independent charity that works to help all children in the UK learn to read and write.
Delve in to discover how centuries of well-thumbed pages and the remarkable Bristol Central Library building has liberated the writers’ imagination.< Less
Glastonbury Festival - Myths & Legends
Have you heard the one about the ticket-less punter who was so desperate to get into the Glastonbury Festival that he hired a small plane and parachuted into the site? And what about the guy who... More > dropped his false leg into the stinky depths of a Glastonbury toilet?
The Glastonbury Festival is responsible for creating more myths and legends than almost any other event. Since 1970, a combination of ley line energy, cheap Somerset cider, loud music and mind-altering drugs have fostered an aura around Worthy Farm that seems to nourish the creation of rumour, gossip and legend.
Marc Leverton is a seasoned Glastonbury Festival goer and is the author of Banksy Myths & Legends which sold well in the UK and the USA. In the course of his research he has uncovered a wealth of Glastonbury rumours and myths and gathered together many of the more preposterous Glastonbury Festival myths and legends, each accompanied by a picture. Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Especially after The Cider Bus...< Less