Hello there

Jim Minton is a new writer of fiction, based in London but raised in the North East of England. On this website you can read his published works, which are mostly - but not all - darkly funny tales of growing up in Northumberland. You can also find out about Undertone, his new novel and read more about Jim, if you wish. All works are his copyright. So you can't pretend they are yours, even if you want to!

Sunday, 23 May 2010

welcome to the island

on this site you will find stories. they are about the people you might see in the newsagents buying 20 lambert and butler. or in the bookies, or waiting in the barbers shop reading the daily mirror. or on the bus going home. there is hope and warmth and tenderness and love in their lives. in ordinariness. there is also fear, despair, disgust and disappointment. i want their voices to speak faithfully through these stories. tell me if they do or don't. i hope you enjoy reading them.