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The first official biography of song-writing genius Jake Thackray is on its way

Twenty years after the legendary Loiner’s passing, Scratching Shed Publishing is delighted to announce that it will shortly be publishing the first, much-anticipated biography of the late, great Yorkshire singer-songwriter, Jake Thackray. Admired by Neil Gaiman, Jarvis Cocker, Jon Richardson … Continue reading

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Iby Knill to appear in Leeds

Come and meet Iby Knill, author of ‘The Woman Without a Number’, on Weds 5 March at Blackwell’s, Leeds, 5pm

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They walked on water…

NEW BOOK TELLS THE STORY OF RUGBY LEAGUE’S MOST FAMOUS MATCH The official launch of David Hinchliffe’s new book, ‘They Walked on Water’ – the untold story of Wembley 1968, will take place on the 45th anniversary of the match, which … Continue reading

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Hunting ghosts at Headingley

Historian and author Mick Pope will officially launch his new book ‘Headingley Ghosts’ – to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Yorkshire Cricket – during play in Yorkshire’s home Championship game against Derbyshire, next Tuesday 30th April from 10.30am, in … Continue reading

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Forty-20 retailer search

Use this handy search tool to find the Forty-20 stockist nearest to you Forty-20 retailer search

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He couldn’t beat his brother…

…and you can’t beat Forty-20! Look who popped into Philip Howard Books, Roundhay, Leeds – home of Scratching Shed Publishing Ltd – today! That’s right it’s David Milliband, future Prime Minister (he just doesn’t know it yet) and brother of … Continue reading

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This is the Best Review…

Thanks to Carl Waring of online book business Stortbooks, based in Great Hallingbury near Stansted Airport, for the following review of Ian Chisnall’s book, This is the Best Trip, Chasing the Tangerine Dream. Okay, so the review is written by … Continue reading

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Iby Knill appears at Otley Word Feast

Our author Iby Knill, writer of The Woman Without a Number, will be talking about her book at the Otley Word Feast on Saturday 10 March 2012. After sixty years, Iby broke her silence about her extraordinary wartime experiences, surviving … Continue reading

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It’s all go here, we can tell you…

What a hectic old time it’s been – hardly time to draw breath – and phew. One minute we are standing by the presses watching our latest offspring – Forty-20 Magazine – come to life, the next we’re on telly … Continue reading

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Forty-20 is now available online!

Online subscription If old-fashioned ink and paper is not your thing, then from August 13th 2011, why not take out a subscription to our digital version? As soon as Forty-20 is published – on the 13th day of every month … Continue reading


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