Wednesday, 6 March 2019

100 Notts Novels



This World Book Day treat yourself to a novel set in Notts.

In no particular order, here are one hundred of the best novels set in Nottingham or Notts (or as it's been fictionalised, Nottwich, Lacingham, Trentham, Beechnall…).  

1.       Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe (1958)




2.       Sons and Lovers by D H Lawrence (1913)

3.       Harris’s Requiem by Stanley Middleton (1960)

4.       The Rainbow by D H Lawrence (1915)

5.       The Unfortunates by B S Johnson (1969)

6.       Smart by Kim Slater (2014)

7.       Easy Meat by John Harvey (1996)

8.       A Gun for Sale by Graham Greene (1936)

9.       The Killing Jar by Nicola Monaghan (2006)

10.   The Underground Man by Mick Jackson (2007)

11.   The Hosanna Man by Philip Callow (1956)

12.   Who’s That Girl? by Mhairi McFarlane (2016)

13.   Secrets of Death by Stephen Booth (2017)

14.   Darkness, Darkness by John Harvey (2014)

15.   The Great Deception by David Belbin (2015)

16.   They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple (1943)

17.   Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D H Lawrence (1928)

18. Start Somewhere by Michael Standen (1965)

19.   Women in Love by D H Lawrence (1920)

20.   Cold in Hand by John Harvey (2009) 

21.   Beholden by Claire Littleford (2003)

22.   Fortuna Chance by James Prior (1910)

23.   The Night Raid by Clare Harvey (2017)

24.   Our Lady of Everything by Susan Finlay (2019)

25.   Cold Gradations by Stanley Middleton (1972)

26.   They Knew Mr Knight by Dorothy Whipple (1934)

27.   The Taking of Annie Thorne by C J Tudor (2019)

28.   Lonely Hearts by John Harvey (1989)

29.   Bone and Cane by David Belbin (2011)

30.   Forest Folk by James Prior (1901) 

31.   Brief Garlands by Stanley Middleton (2004)

32.   Closer by K L Slater (2018)

33.   Birthday by Alan Sillitoe (2001)

34.   Goose Fair by Cecil Roberts (1928)

35. No Way To Say Goodbye by Rod Madocks (2009)

36.   Dark Forest by Frank Palmer (1997)

37. Top Hard by Stephen Booth (2012)

38.   The White Peacock by D H Lawrence (1911)

39. Key To The Door by Alan Sillitoe (1961)

40.   Attention Deficit by Nigel Pickard (2010)

41.   Last Rites by John Harvey (1998)

42. The Daylight Thief by Alan Williams (2015)

43.   A Great Adventure by Muriel Hine (1939)

44. Gideon Giles the Roper by Thomas Miller (1841)

45.   To Fear A Painted Devil by Ruth Rendell (1965)

46.   Bendigo, The Right Fist of God by David Field & Alan Dance (2016)

47. By The Trent by Eliza Sarah Oldham (1864)

48.   A Cautious Approach by Stanley Middleton (2010)

49. Cutting Edge by John Harvey (1991)

50.   Death Duty by Clare Littleford (2004)

51. Influence by Chris Parker (2014)

52. Trace and Eliminate by Keith Wright (1992)

53.   Framed by Christy Fearn (2013)

54.   Gilded Wagons by F E Wharmby (2013)

55.   Her Three Wise Men by Stanley Middleton (2008)

56.   The Green Leaves of Nottingham by Pat McGrath (1970)

57.   The Arrow of Sherwood by Lauren Johnson (2013)

58.   The Boy Who Lied by Kim Slater (2018)

59.   The Greenwooders by Geoffrey Palmer (1963)

60.   Married Past Redemption by Stanley Middleton (1993)

61.   The Mistake by KL Slater (2017)

62.   A Start in Life by Alan Sillitoe (1970)

63.   What You Don’t Know by David Belbin (2012)

64.   Words Best Sung by Lee Stuart Evans (2017)

65. Narrow Marsh by A R Dance (2008)

66. Outlaw by Angus Donald (2009)

67.   Over My Dead Body by Raymond Flynn (2000)

68.   The Open Door by Alan Sillitoe (1989)

69.   Love Lessons by David Belbin (1998)

70.   In a Strange Land by Stanley Middleton (1979)

71.   One Oblique One by Keith Wright (1991)

72.   Wild Rye by Muriel Hine (1931)

73.   New Harrowing by Mollie Morris (1933)

74.   Two Brothers by Stanley Middleton (1978)
 



75.   Independent Street by Joan Wallace (1984)

76.   Safe With Me by K L Slater (2016)

77.   I Came to Find a Girl by Jaq Hazell (2015)

78.   The Deed Room by Michael R D Smith (2013) 

79. Rough Treatment by John Harvey (2005)

80.   Penny Lace by Hilda Lewis (1957)

81.   Truths by Rebecca S Buck (2010)

82.   The Vixen's Cub by Katharine Morris (1951)

83.   Student by David Belbin (2011)

84.   Bows Against the Barons by Geoffrey Trease (1934)

85.   The Westbrook Affair by A R Dance (2013)

86.   The Lord of Milan by Robert Nieri (2017)

87.   The Runaway Countess by Leigh LaValle (2012)

88.   I love Samuel Taylor by Ian Collinson (2009)

89.   Amphetamines and Pearls by John Harvey (1976)

90.   Secret Gardens by David Belbin (2011)

91.   Blackmail by Michael Stokes (2016)

92.   Born in Mid-Air by Scott Taylor (2011)

93.   The Cat CafĂ© by Caroline Bell Foster (2015)

94.   Sherwood Forest by Elizabeth Sarah Villa-Real Gooch (1804)

95. Make Less Strangers by Steven Wilcoxson (2009)

96.   Thinner Than Blood by Stella Shepherd (1991)

97.   Crocus Street by Jessie Boteler (2012)

98. Nancy of Nottingham by Audrey Coppard (1973)

99.   Dead Certainty by Glenis Wilson (2015)

100.           And finally, I know it’s not a novel but I have to include this collection, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe (1959)