Ward 9: Coronavirus

Two of the patients in my room were put onto trolleys and taken out, and then two more women wheeled in. “This is now a Coronavirus ward,” said Susan. Alys Morgan was admitted to hospital on the 19th of April, with an unexplained sickness which had rendered her too weak to move. The next day she was…

Booker Prize

Booker PrizeBreaking News! The Writers’ Reading Group has been selected to shadow the Booker Prize again for the third time!! We shadowed the International Booker and the Booker in 2018- and absolutely loved reading Vernon Subutex by Virginie Despentes and The Long Take by Robin Robertson- and now we can’t wait to rise to the…

Resto a Carlino Newspaper Article

In a well known Italian regional newspaper Resto a Carlino – please see the headline which says: “Relatives find letters of courtship from a POW to their grandmother after 70 years… The Director- Polly wants to transform the story into a play!”It was also on a placard outside the Tabaccio: “Woman who has found love…

Polly’s Blog on Gualtiero Lenz – 05/10/16

Polly Wright, artistic director of Hearth is on a mission to discover more about Gualtiero Lenzi- ex POW who worked on her grandparents’ farm in WW2- and who wrote warmly to her grandmother after the war. She has been in communication with his eldest daughter, Mara for a year now, but will meet both Mara…