No 31. David Storey

Wakefield Civic Society

an organisation dedicated to making Wakefield a better place in which to live, work or relax.

Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

No 31. David Storey

Novelist and playwright David Storey (1933- ) lived in this council house throughout his boyhood. (He now lives in London.) He is best known for This Sporting Life which was published in 1960 and made into a film shortly afterwards. He continues to write novels and both his novels and plays draw on his formative years in Wakefield and his knowledge of the local landscape. His latest novel is Thin-Ice Skater (2004).

David Storey