Wednesday, 23 February 2011


Spencer Ratcliff divides his time between Australia and the UK and has spent most of his life working as a journalist. His novel THE VOICES OF CRABTREE LANE is set in an Essex country village in 1958, still reeling from the aftermath of war. The action hinges around the moment when the community's halcyon days of innocence come to a tragic end when popular boy, little Johnny Button, disappears while walking his dog.

For anyone who might be interested, the link to the second in a series of interviews with Spencer (Brit Writers’ Awards Publishing Programme participant) by BBC Radio Essex is below.  Spencer, together with producer-presenter, Ian Wyatt, takes us on a warm, witty and nostalgic walk down ‘memory lane’ and the setting of Spencer’s soon-to-be-published book The Voices of Crabtree Tree Lane. 

Ian Wyatt, BBC Radio Essex, will be running a further interview with Spencer on his next  Saturday morning breakfast show. 

HERE IS THE LINK.  It should pick up at the interview.  If it doesn't, please slide your bar along to approximately 1hour 52mins   Thanks...and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Spencer. I've read 'The voices of Crabtree Lane', enjoyed it immensely and learned a lot at the lane. Thank you so much.