Liverpool lass Tess is now settled in the far north of England where she roams the fells with a brolly, dreaming up new stories and startling the occasional sheep.
Tess writes a distinctive brand of British comédie noir and her short stories have darkened the pages of various anthologies and magazines, including Shotgun Honey, Pulp Metal Magazine, ‘Drag Noir’ (Fox Spirit), ‘Rogue’ (Near to the Knuckle), and ‘Locked and Loaded’ (One Eye Press). Her first novel ‛Gravy Train’, a darkly comic crime romp set in Birmingham, is available from All Due Respect.
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Ha ha, we must all do this, revenge ourselves by writing fitting ends to our tormentors. How sad we are. Still, it’s harmless, I guess. Whereabouts in Liverpool do you come from?
More harmless than the physical sort of revenge, anyway. 😉 I’m from one of the suburbs just north of the city, although I have to admit I haven’t been back to Liverpool itself in years. Probably wouldn’t recognise the place now.
I lived in Breck Road when I first came to Liverpool age 17, then after I got married we lived in Croxteth before moving out to Skelmersdale in 1978, been here ever since and love the place. Go to Liverpool regularly, don’t think it’s changed much despite a few facelifts
Funnily enough I saw a tv shot of the city centre the other day and there was a very tall modern building just behind the waterfront which I didn’t recognise at all. I’m still in mourning for George Henry Lee, Owen Owen’s and even (believe it or not) Blacklers. Have strong memories of Mum taking me to Owen Owen’s café for fish and chips when I was a small child!
Yes, the waterfront has changed a lot, and they are proposing a whole new development there which is causing a lot of controversy. It’s a shame about the department stores, Lewis’s was the last to go, it seemed like the end of an era. Do you remember cooper’s?
Lewis’s has gone? Oh no, I didn’t even know about that. I spent a lot of time in the coffee bar there when I was up at Liverpool uni… Waaah. And no, sorry, I don’t remember Cooper’s, and I don’t even remember my parents mentioning it.