Bostin Read

I don’t know if ever I told you that my first ever job was as a junior-trainee-photocopying-kid in the library of the Labour Party. It doesn’t have one now of course but in those days (the mid-eighties) it was still quite a big affair. Anyway, I still have a great affection for the Dewey System and musty books.

This morning I spent time at the library in West Bromwich as part of the largest coffee morning in the world. We had a hoot. Firstly, we were entertained by Alfie, one of our famous Black Country poets.

Then I met Richard Neath. Talented man. He was made redundant last November and has since completed his first novel and published it himself. I read the first few chapters whilst in the library and can recommend it.