KEIGHLEY publisher Pomona will release Rochdale writer Mark Hodkinson’s latest novel That Summer Feeling.

The year is 2004 and a young writer-to be is having doubts, so to clear his head he embarks on a road trip with pals starting at rainy Grasmere.

Hopes don’t rise there, and in the tradition of classic novels of the 1960s he is torn between two girls.

Meanwhile his university lecturer is breaking down in a rundown pub on the edge of town and his young nephew’s illness has set a faultline through the entire family.

A Pomona spokesman said: “The novel has lot of life impacting – sad, happy, funny, all of it.”

Mark grew up in North Manchester and Rochdale, then worked as a journalist for local papers including the Halifax Evening Courier.

Since turning freelance he has written for the Times and the Guardian, and produced and presented documentaries for BBC Radio 4.

Visit to order the book for £5 including postage.

Pomona, which also runs a long-established PR agency for rock and folk bands, will soon begin publishing a series of books called Sleevenotes where musicians choose favourite tracks from their back catalogue and provide telling insights into their creation, meaning or mood.

First off is Bob Stanley of St Etienne, who writes about the influences and impulses behind his songwriting, from jobs involving egg boxes and sock receipts to Top Of The Pops, garden cities and Swedish beers.

Next up will be David Gedge from The Wedding Present, then Joe Thompson from DIY insurrectionists Hey Colossus.

The online store is also offering several books for postage costs only.