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CLAIRE Tomalin BY MICHAEL

“However unhappy you are, you can always escape into a book.” Claire Tomalin talks to Northern Soul

November 20, 2017 No Comments

The last time I saw Claire Tomalin in Manchester she was battling some sort of rave act in order to be heard.

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Review: Hollie McNish & Jackie Hagan, Manchester Literature Festival

November 16, 2017 No Comments

What a night! Never before have I sat in a library swigging wine out of the bottle all the while laughing until my ribs actually ached.

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Review: Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival

November 11, 2017 No Comments

Last Tuesday, Manchester received some fantastic news.

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Penguin

Book Review: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

November 11, 2017 No Comments

This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution. In the fourth of a series of articles for Northern Soul, Alfred Searls explores how 1917 – and the Soviet society which developed in its shadow – has been portrayed by writers since that momentous year of revolution.

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Simon Schama

Review: Simon Schama, Manchester Literature Festival

October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Simon Schama, Manchester Literature Festival

Simon Schama is the kind of historian I want to be when I grow up.

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Alan Hollinghurst (c) Robert Taylor, 2017

Review: Alan Hollinghurst, Manchester Literature Festival

October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Alan Hollinghurst, Manchester Literature Festival

Life as a fan of Alan Hollinghurst is a game of patience. You have to wait a good few years for the next fix to come along – but it’s worth it.

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Review: Outsiders – Five Women Who Changed the World by Lyndall Gordon, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Outsiders – Five Women Who Changed the World by Lyndall Gordon, Manchester Literature Festival

I’m tired of being told what a woman should and shouldn’t say.

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Harriet Harman, Manchester International Festival

Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

What do breakfast kippers, a curry and a book about law all have in common?

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Sarah Millican, Manchester Literature Festival 2017

Review: How To Be Champion – An Evening with Sarah Millican, Manchester Literature Festival

October 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: How To Be Champion – An Evening with Sarah Millican, Manchester Literature Festival

“I don’t care if people don’t find me funny. I know I’m funny because it’s the job I do.”

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June Sarpong

“We all benefit when we embrace diversity and allow everyone to contribute.” Northern Soul talks to June Sarpong

October 10, 2017 Comments Off on “We all benefit when we embrace diversity and allow everyone to contribute.” Northern Soul talks to June Sarpong

It’s Friday lunchtime and we’ve bagged 20 minutes with June Sarpong.

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