Belle of the Backstreets

Join author Glenda Young for an audio tour of Ryhope, as we explore the village behind her new novel.

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A few weeks before making this episode, writer Glenda Young got in touch with us over Twitter. She'd recently signed a three-book deal with Headline Publishing, and was due to release her debut fiction novel "Belle of the Back Streets' in November.

The trilogy of books are based in Ryhope, where she was born, so Glenda offered to take us on a tour of the former pit village. How could we not jump at the chance?

Find out about the vicar who promoted physical violence, what happened to Ryhope's long-lost train stations, and what makes Ryhope such an interesting place to set a series of 3 novels.