Adrian Tempany

A Liverpool supporter since 1976, Adrian followed his team around the country in the 1980s, and saw first-hand how football needed to change; as a survivor of the Hillsborough disaster he witnessed the worst day in the history of English football. He is a journalist, and has written features and articles for The Observer, the […]


Judy Fairbairns’ ISLAND WIFE Review

Terrific review of Judy Fairbairns’ ISLAND WIFE (Two Roads) in Sainsburys Magazine: ‘First there was the romance: moving to a tiny Hebridean island with wild orchids, wilder seas and the man she loves. Judy Fairbairns dutifully looks after livestock in bleak winters, raises five children and behaves just how the world and her husband thinks […]


Simon Goddard – Songs That Saved Your Life

Songs That Saved Your Life – The Art of The Smiths 1982-87 reveals the stories behind every track (including unreleased out-takes), catalogues all the groups UK television, radio and concert appearances and features interviews with original band members, producers and associates. It is re-issued in paperback by Titan on their new music list.


Rodge Glass on tour

“A complex and moving portrayal of obsession, football and heroes with boots of clay. Rodge Glass skilfully warps sincerity with an ironist’s ear – great stuff.” Will Self With the publication this week of Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs, some fabulous reviews have come in and Rodge is booked to do a dizzying […]

Bloody Scotland

Watch out for Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s first international crime writing festival. The inspired brainchild of two JBA writers, Alex Gray and Lin Anderson, the festival offers three packed days of masterclasses, discussions and insights into crime writing in Scotland and Scandinavia. Bloody Scotland takes place in Stirling from 14 – 16 September 2012. Other JBA […]