As Birmingham???s contribution England???s national Year of Reading a number of very short fictional ???tales??? were written especially to help promote reading to new readers. These were intended to be distributed as widely as possible to people in Birmingham and beyond. These writings were produced essentially for an adult audience, but have general appeal within that.
These are (fictional) stories told to an imaginary researcher. They capture fragments of the lives of each narrator, told from their own unique perspective. The ???tales??? are also being brought together as an imagined account of social research under the ???Sides and Edges??? heading. A selection is offered here as a taster. The full set is available as an e-book at the Amazon kindle site under the title ‘Made in Birmingham: The Tales’ by Geoff Bateson.
The taster collection of Tales can be dowbloaded here: Tales Collection 1