Ludlow Arts: Word

Ludlow Arts: Word

Canals and Crime Fiction

U3A in Ludlow

Monday 27 April at 11:00am
Coffee at 10:30am


Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Speaker: Andy Griffee

Canals: idyllic inland waterways or sinister crime settings? To Andy Griffee they are both.

Former BBC journalist and producer, Andy Griffee, was inspired to launch into crime writing by the real-life story of Manchester's “Canal Pusher’, the widely reported theory that a spike in deaths by drowning was no accident.

Andy is enthusiastic about his personal love of narrow boating along some of our 2200 miles of canals which also provides him with ample background material for his writing. Andy is not alone in recognising the appeal of canals as settings for contemporary crime fiction and his talk includes reference to other authors writing in this genre together with insights into the Midlands setting, plots and characters of his own novel Canal Pushers.

Non-members are always welcome to come to a U3A meeting as a visitor to find out more about U3A in Ludlow.

Full U3A in Ludlow programme HERE

Canal Pushers Andy Griffee's novel Canal Pushers