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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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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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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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Review: Set the Boy Free by Johnny Marr, Manchester Literature Festival

November 18, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Set the Boy Free by Johnny Marr, Manchester Literature Festival

There’s a bit of armchair psychology which often gets trotted out on the subject of great musicians.

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Ann Cleeves

Vera, Shetland and the North: Ann Cleeves talks to Northern Soul

October 29, 2016 Comments Off on Vera, Shetland and the North: Ann Cleeves talks to Northern Soul

“She’s driving from her home towards Newcastle but that’s the Holy Island causeway and that clearly isn’t right.”

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The Northern Soul Podcast: Manchester Literature Festival

October 26, 2016 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: Manchester Literature Festival

Ah, the Manchester Literature Festival. It’s proper good.

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Children’s illustrator and author Nick Sharratt talks to Northern Soul

October 20, 2016 Comments Off on Children’s illustrator and author Nick Sharratt talks to Northern Soul

It’s not every day you chat to someone who has sold 40 million books. 

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Northern Soul goes on a bear hunt with Michael Rosen

September 23, 2016 Comments Off on Northern Soul goes on a bear hunt with Michael Rosen

As a beloved writer, poet and broadcaster, Michael Rosen has more going on in his head than most.

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