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Here are stories from over one hundred people who travelled to the Musicport Festival in 2011; the audience, the back stage crew, the caterers, the volunteers and the musicians, including Hugh Masekela, Mary Coughlan, Iain Matthews, Mari Boine, Jude Abbott and World Music journeyman Andy Kershaw. A kaleidoscope of shifting patterns, the book captures the tales told over three days at one of Europe's best loved gatherings for World Music.
"Wonderwall" is an inspiring collection of short stories that focus on the people that matter most in our life; those close at hand - the family member, the friend, the colleague, the passer-by. Part of the acclaimed "Route" series of contemporary stories, this collection is regarded as their strongest to date, containing the UK's best new writers. "The Wonderwall" is a spy hole into the world of other people. Meet Bradley, with his pointy shoes and his cloak; witness what transpires with Vernon, the pools-win baby; find out which coffee-shop serves the best scrambled eggs in Antarctica; see George measure his life in terms of how many biscuits he might eat; travel to the beach of the cocco-bella man. A baker's dozen of wondrous stories that point a finger to the magic that exists within our day-to-day lives, and to the people who matter most, those close at hand. "Wonderwall" is a title in the highly acclaimed "Route" series of contemporary stories. "Wonderwall" is a collection of contemporary literary fiction that focuses on the people that matter most in our life; those close at hand - the family member, the friend, the colleague, the passer-by. These stories underline that uniqueness of our own existence, and emphasise that, despite our world of instant global communication, it is the real people in our lives who affect us the most. "Wonderwall" features stories from: Crista Ermiya, Michael Nath, Tania Hershman, James Bones, Jennifer Moore, Sarah Butler, Philip Hancock, Carolyn Lewis, Penny Aldred, Alexandra Fox, James Nash, Malcolm Aslett, James K Walker. This is edited by Anthony Cropper and Ian Daley.
Presenting twelve bedtime stories for adult reading that capture those moments of deep emotional significance which return to us in our dreams, this nocturnal collection reveals intimate insights into individual fantasy, the pursuit of our deepest desires, the urge to escape, the pull of love, the debris of days. Featured authors include M Y Alam, Sarah Butler, Pippa Griffin, Michael Nath and Cally Taylor. "Book at Bedtime" is a title in the "Route" series of contemporary stories.
"Route Offline" is a festival of contemporary stories that brings together in printed form a series of distinguished collections which were initially published online.The twenty-five stories included here take you around the world in the safety of your own book and in the hands of first class storytellers. Inside you will find five original collections featuring: a magical and exotic compilation of Bulgarian shorts; the young single father's tale; an exploration of skin that crosses the barrier between what's inside and what's outside; an eclectic series of colourful lives condensed and a sundrenched collection of dogs, summer heat and the first flushes of sexual awakening."Route Offline" is a title in the "Route" series of contemporary stories.
This bumper issue #14 from Route brings together further chronicles of contemporary preoccupations. Presented in three distinct collections: Criminally Minded. Something Has Gone Wrong In The World and Next Stop Hope - this anthology of new writing takes you skilfully through the inner workings of the criminal mind, the nuances of human relationships and our personal connections with an increasingly disturbing world, where hope is hard to find.
Warehouse is a unique type of publication, written by young warehouse operatives from the bottom end of the labor market in the middle of the post-industrial heartland, it steps to the beat of modern day working class life. This is no ivory tower social commentary and is not another dogooder kind of book either, this is real life as true as nature intended it and is straight from the horse's mouth.
At the heart of the modern city we find stories of lovers, stories of people with a desire to connect to someone else, something else. This collection reveals the experience of living through changing times, of people shaking the past and dreaming of better days, people finding their place, adapting to new surroundings, laughing and forgetting, living and loving in the grip of the city. Perhaps there are eight million stories in the naked city. Here are just a few of them. Included are a series of naked city portraits as seen through the lens of photographer Kevin Reynolds and a selection of the very best in new short fiction in a bonus section, This Could Be Anywhere.
"Route could soon start taking on a Samizdat level of importance as it quietly ushers in the beginnings of a much needed literary renaissance." "Route Compendium" is a festival of contemporary stories that brings together five of the first wave of Route's pioneering byteback books, four of which were initially published on route-online.com and one which is exclusive to this publication. Inside, you will find five distinctive and original collections of contemporary fiction featuring: a showcase of bright young talent; the decorator's tale; stories of love and the trouble it can bring; modern folk tales and a collection of misfits which includes the most audacious car chase short story that you will probably ever read.
Someone is waiting for a train, or it could be a bus or an aeroplane. They are alone. For company, in their coat pocket, they are carrying a book of stories. They sit down and take out the book. It falls open on the first page of a new story. What would be the perfect read for them to find there? Fifteen writers have risen to the challenge to put the ideal story into their fellow traveller's hand. The results are inside this book. "Ideas Above Our Station" is a title in the acclaimed "Route Series of Contemporary Stories".
"Bonne Route" is a book of stories that wander off the beaten track. Short, sharp and full of surprises, these stories reflect on moments which change people's direction in life.Heart-warming and spirited, this collection of modern tales illustrates that it is often the smallest of things that lead us on to a different path - a joke, a letter, a photograph, a drink, a dream."Bonne Route" is a title in the acclaimed "Route" series of contemporary stories and features contributions from twelve authors including M Y Alam, Anthony Cropper, Sophie Hannah and Michael Nath.
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