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The book that changed my life: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

April 21, 2017 No Comments

I read the book that changed my life, the one I can’t stop telling people about, last year.

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The Hate U Give: Angie Thomas in conversation with Khalil West, Manchester

April 17, 2017 No Comments

At 31, I read more Young Adult fiction than texts written for grown-ups. There’s just something about the willingness to go further with the big stuff that appeals.

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The book that changed my life: Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

March 24, 2017 Comments Off on The book that changed my life: Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s landmark 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 is not a book about censorship.

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Feline good: Northern Soul chats to A Street Cat Named Bob

March 21, 2017 Comments Off on Feline good: Northern Soul chats to A Street Cat Named Bob

When celebrities attain a certain level of fame, they are known for demanding outrageous ‘riders’.

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Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2016

January 13, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2016

There’s little doubt that 2016 was tumultuous, what with Brexit, Trump and the passing of all those lovely celebs. But it was also a cracking year for literature. 

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Book review: We Go Around In The Night And Are Consumed By Fire

July 30, 2016 Comments Off on Book review: We Go Around In The Night And Are Consumed By Fire

Manchester? Check. Lesbians? Check. Gangsters? Oh, go on then. Reading the blurb of this debut novel by Jules Grant, a former barrister from Manchester, is more than enough to pique my interest.

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Reader, I went to Haworth: following in the footsteps of the Brontës

June 22, 2016 Comments Off on Reader, I went to Haworth: following in the footsteps of the Brontës

I have loved the Brontë sisters since I was a teenage bookworm.

I spent a great deal of my young life swooning over the brooding characters of Heathcliff and Mr Rochester while reading dog-eared copies of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre liberated from the school library.

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Review: The Rise, the Fall and the Rise by Brix Smith Start

May 24, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Rise, the Fall and the Rise by Brix Smith Start

When Brix Smith first arrived in Manchester back in May 1983, she experienced an almighty culture shock.

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Five Places in Hull

April 28, 2016 Comments Off on Five Places in Hull

Crime author Nick Quantrill writes for Northern Soul about his new novel and the star of his book: Hull.

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Costa winner Andrew Michael Hurley talks to Northern Soul

February 2, 2016 Comments Off on Costa winner Andrew Michael Hurley talks to Northern Soul

It isn’t easy to get a novel published, let alone read by the public. But when it finally happened for Lancashire-based writer Andrew Michael Hurley, it was well worth the wait.

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