Inside Hope House. Bowman’s Cross Redevelopment Shelved & The Books To Read In February

On this week’s edition of the show, Laura Bill and Matt Adams from The Herts Advertiser take us inside Hope House, St Albans’ innovative new haven for homeless men.  If you want to find out more, check out Hope House’s Facebook Page and if you have a property they could use, email

Also on the show this week we get the latest book recommendations from regular correspondent Clare Hobba.  Here are her choices for February:

American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins, 2020
The Year of the Runaways – Sunjeev Sahota, 2015
The Beekeeper of Aleppo – Christi Lefteri, 2019

Clare has a couple of creating writing courses coming up, which might be of interest:

Dream Country – an adventure in Creative Writing
Sat 19th February, 10.30am
St Albans Cathedral

‘We is in dream country…this is where all dreams is beginning.’ Roald Dahl – The BFG

A workshop aimed at anybody who wishes to explore ideas to inspire their Creative Writing, whether beginner or experienced. For adults.

Creative Writing – Essential Skills
Wed 27th April – 18th May 2022, 10am – 12pm
Books on the Hill, Holywell Hill

This is an opportunity to develop your essential skills. In the creative and inspiring atmosphere of Books on the Hill’s reading room, you will learn about the most fundamental techniques of writing.

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