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After many years working on regeneration projects in Sheffield and then South London, Lesley Lodge now lives on a smallholding bafflingly close to Luton (England). She has written two other books: Lights! Camera! Gallop! The Story of the Horse in Film and Horse and Pony Colours: Which Would You Choose? and is currently working on an historical crime novel. She has twice won a prize in the annual British National Short Screenplay Competition and was the Time Out and Jim Beam Bourbon Cult Film Buff of the Year some time ago.
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1 February 2013
Being able to write short fiction and place it into a historical context is, it seems to me, a very special skill which Ms Lodge has in abundance. Because it is Written shows a keen appreciation for the language and the time when women could be branded as witches and drowned. In contrast Hoodies is set in a modern day inner city context in which you could loose your life just by looking the wrong way. These two stories balanced in such a way show the scope and depth of Lesley Lodge's narrative skills. Well worth reading!
4 February 2013
An impressive pair of short stories which, through contrasting settings and derived from very different genres, explore the impact of and the response to violence. The first, historical and taking as its starting point the Gothic horror of Hammer Films, constructs a compelling response to the ethical question of how survivors of an atrocity should seek justice. The second, derived from the experience of the author living and working in the inner city, inhabits the worldview of a demonised group in our society and suggests how hope and meaning may come to the concrete jungle.
19 March 2013
Two contrasting stories set in different historical settings, both highly readable. The writers ability to contrast between such different settings is to be admired. Tasters really, leaves the reader looking for more, is there a novel in preparation.
1 May 2013
Two very readable and thought provoking short stories that explore responses to violence. The writer's style has you gripped from start to finish. I shall look out for other books by this author. A recommended read.