Featured Events and News

New Writing Competition

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You can help us make a wonderful new collection of poems aimed at saving our environment and its wonderful flora and fauna from the ravages of climate change and human activity.


The Portico Library

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We work with the library to promote The Portico Sadie Massey Awards. Our wonderful book ‘Time Travellers and the Crystal Dome – Stories from the Portico Library’ celebrates the child winners of the reading and writing competitions.

MCR Libraries Festival 2021

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We are proud to be taking part in the inaugural Manchester Festival of Libraries 2021.

There are lots of events and you can find out about them on the Manchester City of Literature site.

The third book in our Time Traveller series features an amazing adventure back in time to when Humphrey Chetham decided to leave money in his will to start Chetham’s Library and school.


Our Newest Books

Elephants Don't Lay Eggs

Jane Schaffer, Illustrations by Rebecca Hodgkinson

What are You Wearing Today

Illustrations by Angela Schaffer

Trees for Every Season

Illustrated by Louise Schaffer

Peterloo Poems by Manchester People

Compiled and edited by Paul Morris

Featured Books

Beyond The Morning Sun

Paul Morris

‘The poem evokes the emotions and experiences that I am sure many military families will have had to cope with... highlighting the impact operational military service can have on families, and particularly children.’
-Iain Standen, Chief Executive Officer, Bletchley Park.

‘Paul's poem is great, really strong, love it.’
-Matt Black, Derbyshire Poet Laureate.

Pigs In The Garden

Elizabeth Dye

Does The Tardis have a Carbon Footprint

Rachel, Ethan and Sarah Garrett

Time Traveller Handbook For Sharp Agents

Read this handbook from cover to cover. Ensure you understand all instructions completely.
You may wish to memorise as much of it as possible, particularly if you are intending to travel through time and space as a fully recognised and approved SHARP Agent. Read it a few times: you will find the details stick in your mind.
Please note that the guidance in this handbook replaces any previous guidance you may have received. We are constantly improving our technology and some of our earlier requirements are no long necessary or operative.
This handbook will be retrieved by SHARP from time to time when updates are necessary. Alternatively you can receive updates if you have the SHARP app on your phone or computer.

You might find it helpful to refer to this handbook when reading about the adventures of other SHARP Agents.
At the back of this handbook we have supplied you with a bonus copy of the SHARP Technical Reference Manual & Glossary to help you to understand some of the terms used by SHARP. You will also find it a helpful source of general SHARP information.

Get the e-Book for Kindle from Amazon

Time Traveller Handbook For Sharp Agents