Our city, past and present, brought to life by some of Coventry's best known authors and most exciting up-and-coming writers
Coventry Tales is the new book inspired by the city and the people of Coventry. Fifteen local authors make up this colourful colection of nineteen short stories and poems, providing insights from Coventry's past and present, narratives that explore the fabric of the city life and what makes it unique, stories that celebrate the life of Coventry and the people who inhabit her.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step back in time and live in the Coventry of yesteryear? Or yearned to discover the mystic powers of the Coventry Ring? Want to know what Lady Godiva was like to live with, or see the wild zebras of Binley?
If you love Coventry and appreciate storytelling and poetry at their very best, you will love this book. So sit back, relax and enjoy a good read.
What people are saying about Coventry Tales:
Having spent ten years as a sound engineer and a director on more than 2,000 audio books (I once worked out I was listening to more than two-million words a month!), and subsequently setting up my own Internet Radio Station dedicated to (you've guessed it) spoken word, I can honestly say that I am not someone who is easily impressed by the use of language when it isn't particularly interesting.
'Coventry Tales' strikes me as a fabulous collection of stories and poetry that would give a total stranger to the area, a colourful, rich and graphic insight into the city's history, character and idiosyncrasies. The contributing writers have all lifted the lid and painted pictures that are not overflowing with unnecessary sentimentality, but with earthiness, vision and realism. Speaking as a 'blow-in' myself (I'm originally from Sheffield), I think everyone connected with 'Coventry Tales' should feel as proud of the volume of work they have compiled as they clearly feel about the city they work, live in and care for. A really informative and relaxing read.
John Mayfield is Programme Controller of www.audiobookradio.net
Where to buy Coventry Tales
Coventry Tales is stocked by Waterstones and by many leading independent retailers in and around the Coventry area. It is also available online from Amazon, W.H.Smiths and Waterstones.