The Richness by Steve Driscoll
The Richness is a fictional story taking place in an alternative historical timeline, chronicling events from the early 1600s to the present day. Although the text is primarily devoted to envisioning an ancestral link between himself and the Nevis-born woman he loves, Driscoll's extensive narrative explores the varying ways in which the atrocities of the slave trade displaces so many lives, and how the repercussions are still being felt in the 21st century.
The Navigator by Steve Dyster
The Navigator is a wonderful selection of fictional short stories which revolve around the colourful character, Job Carter. The tales recollect the bustling life on the West Midlands canal system, as well as the extremely adventurous life of Job Carter.
Pit Boy to Prime Minister by Edward Hilton
Pit Boy to Prime Minister is the story of a local boy (Stoke) who worked in the mines in Silverdale, before emigrating to Australia with his wife in 1885 and eventually becoming their 6th Prime Minister during World War One.
Ed's interview with Keele University can be found here.
The Voices of Crabtree Lane by Spencer Ratcliff
Kindle Version - £3.29
It is 1958 and the sleepy hamlet of Wyatts Green enjoys the lazy, hazy days of summer. But then... Johnny goes missing.In the dawn of a bitter winter and a cruel new world, teenage innocence is lost forever; life and laughter frozen like the village pond. The young voices of Crabtree Lane are determined to find their missing friend - dead or alive