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Author: Chris Park

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Travel: Inspirational South Africa

Dec 4, 2018 No Comments

I’ll be honest. I was a little nervous setting off for South Africa.

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Graham Norton

Review: An Evening with Graham Norton, Manchester Literature Festival

Oct 11, 2018 Comments Off on Review: An Evening with Graham Norton, Manchester Literature Festival

“I forgot you wrote it.” This was the feedback Graham Norton received from his mum which let him know he was onto a winner with this novel writing lark.

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Rock Of Ages, Kevin Kennedy

“I’m just a lad from Wythenshawe.” Former Corrie actor Kevin Kennedy talks about Rock of Ages

Sep 17, 2018 Comments Off on “I’m just a lad from Wythenshawe.” Former Corrie actor Kevin Kennedy talks about Rock of Ages

What have Justin Lee Collins, Alec Baldwin and Curly Watts got in common? Give up? Well, they have all made the character Dennis Dupree from Rock of Ages their own.

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Rough Guides Lake District

Book Review: Rough Guides to The Lake District; Western Europe

Jul 5, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Rough Guides to The Lake District; Western Europe

It’s hard to believe that Rough Guides have been with us since 1982.

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Action! Guests step into the spotlight and film their own mini-scene in Smithy Cottage to share on social media

Review: Emmerdale Studio Tour, Leeds

Apr 12, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Emmerdale Studio Tour, Leeds

It’s hard to believe that Emmerdale, or Emmerdale Farm if you’re as old as me and can remember that far back, has been on our screens for 46 years.

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Michael Stewart

Ill Will: Author Michael Stewart talks Kate Bush, the Brontës and Heathcliff

Mar 21, 2018 Comments Off on Ill Will: Author Michael Stewart talks Kate Bush, the Brontës and Heathcliff

The Brontë Parsonage, nestled on the Yorkshire Moors in Haworth, is a magical place.

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Hebden Bridge, image by James R Holdsworth

Hebden Bridge is the best place ever because…

Feb 1, 2018 Comments Off on Hebden Bridge is the best place ever because…

…it is, it really is.

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Armacao de Pera, Algarve, Portugal, Chris Park

Travel: Armacao de Pera, Algarve, Portugal

Nov 1, 2017 Comments Off on Travel: Armacao de Pera, Algarve, Portugal

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s called Armacao de Pera and it’s a hidden gem nestled in the Algarve.

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Alan Hollinghurst (c) Robert Taylor, 2017

Review: Alan Hollinghurst, Manchester Literature Festival

Oct 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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“It’s about bringing literature alive.” Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival

Oct 1, 2017 Comments Off on “It’s about bringing literature alive.” Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival

“I don’t think you should be snobby about reading,” says Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival which is returning for the fifth time this month.

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