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Having made his name as the head chef at two Michelin-starred gastropub The Hand and Flowers, Tom Kerridge decided on the eve of his fortieth birthday that he had to make a real change in time for his second act… by: Mike Cobley
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Having made his name as the head chef at two Michelin-starred gastropub The Hand and Flowers, Tom Kerridge decided on the eve of his fortieth birthday that he had to make a real change in time for his second act…

A half-century long career can be a minefield to dissect, especially when there's a back catalogue that boasts as many twists and turns as a Formula 1 track, and just as many cohorts discarded in the never ending search for 'the muse'.

Best-selling author and TV presenter Levison Wood will be embarking on a major national theatre tour which will bring him to the Theatre Royal Brightonthis February, following his latest adventures Walking The Americas. We caught up with him to find out what’s in store on the stage...

City Reads returns with a stunning debut novel, from a British Asian writer, that is both relevant and important. The Handsworth Times is a book for our times - and should be read by everyone who believes in society.

In short, Barrie Stacey isn't like most 90-year-olds. A natural extrovert who oozes with life and exuberance, it’s no surprise to hear that Stacey has had a glittering career in UK show business.

After bringing the people and places of Britain into the comfort of viewers' living rooms with Coast and Town, geographer Nicholas Crane, born in Hastings, East Sussex, has just completed his greatest work to date.

Being a Mod was a lifestyle synonymous with style, soul, Italian scooters, amphetamines and an all-encompassing twenty-four hour lifestyle.The scene was reported to be predominantly made-up of art students and working-class teenagers, who were deemed to be narcissistic, hedonistic and avowedly consumerist.

From its nebulous beginnings in the latter part of the 50’s the peacock male's rise into the conscious of the nation has been well documented. 

Two acclaimed albums and an upcoming U.S. tour — Joy Division had the world at their feet. Then, on the eve of that tour and the beginning of what would surely have been an international success story, the band's troubled lead singer, Ian Curtis, killed himself.

The writer, musician and entrepreneur, Chris Wade, first came to our attention when he penned an insightful and in-depth account of one time Stranglers' frontman Hugh Cornwell's 2008 solo album, Hoover Dam.

David Baddiel travelled on Virgin Trains over the summer months across the UK on both the east and west coast routes to create new children's fiction. 

We may never know for sure, how many gay men end up marrying women and having children with them – nor all the reasons that compelled them to do so – but the book 'Gay Dad: Ten True Stories ..' gives us unique insights into the lives of some of these men and their families. 

In The Club creator Kay Mellor talks about the joys of motherhood, famous fans and why she has absolutely no regrets.

The Write Songs is a new series on RadioReverb which looks at the songs behind the books by some of Brighton's most successful authors.

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