Author: Chris Wallis
Upper Campfield Market in Manchester’s Castlefield is a great space.Read the full story..
Williamson Park in Lancaster is one of the most beautiful parks in the country.Read the full story..
Name your ten best Indian restaurants in Manchester. This and That for value for money and good cooking, obvs, and…actually they’re pretty much all the same.Read the full story..
I read the book that changed my life, the one I can’t stop telling people about, last year.Read the full story..
I arrive at the theatre something of a Brontë virgin, having never read any of the sisters’ books (I know, you’re appalled, but I’m a child of the 60s and I did science at school and university – blame The Two Cultures).Read the full story..
Cyrano de Bergerac had a very big nose. So big in fact that Edmund Rostand immortalised it in his 1897 comic masterpiece, written almost 250 years after his eponymous hero’s death.Read the full story..
The Angel in the House is a popular Victorian poem – a terrible set of verse – extolling the virtues of the submissive woman who exists solely to cater for her husband’s needs.Read the full story..
“It’s Middlemarch gone mad,” I heard someone say in the interval.Read the full story..
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