Alan Sillitoe

Southern Jessies: Try Going North!

Grim

A grim statistic surfaced in the press this week; for every 12 new jobs created in the South, there’s 1 job lost in the North of England. This is after a much-fanfared promise of devolution to city regions which proved such a hot topic in national and local government, when chancellor George Osborne set out […]

R.I.P. Alan Sillitoe

One of my great heroes, Alan Sillitoe, an Angry Young Man of British fiction, died at Charing Cross hospital in London today, aged 82. Sillitoe is survived by his wife, the poet Ruth Fainlight, his daughter Susan and son David. Sillitoe worked in a bicycle factory in his native Nottingham before serving in the RAF. […]