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Slip of a Fish, Amy Arnold

Book Review: Slip of a Fish by Amy Arnold

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Slip of a Fish by Amy Arnold

Have you ever read a book that left you astounded?

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Enigma Variations, Andre Aciman

Review: Andre Aciman, Manchester Literature Festival

October 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Andre Aciman, Manchester Literature Festival

I read chapters from Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City in the bath.

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24 Stories, Unbound

Review: 24 Stories featuring Kathy Burke, Mike Gayle, John Mitchinson, Nina Stibbe, Manchester Literature Festival

October 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: 24 Stories featuring Kathy Burke, Mike Gayle, John Mitchinson, Nina Stibbe, Manchester Literature Festival

Social media gets a bad rap.

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Review: Carys Davies and Sarah Moss, Manchester Literature Festival

October 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Carys Davies and Sarah Moss, Manchester Literature Festival

From ITV big gob (and all-round cockwomble), Piers Morgan has suggested that papoose-wearing fathers look ’emasculated’. 

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The Beauty of Broken Things by Catherine North

Book Review: The Beauty of Broken Things by Catherine North

October 17, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: The Beauty of Broken Things by Catherine North

I’m increasingly drawn to stories set in the places I know well.

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Lush Showcase

‘“Smell me!” said one extremely excitable girl.’ The Lush UK Showcase 2018

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on ‘“Smell me!” said one extremely excitable girl.’ The Lush UK Showcase 2018

What springs to mind when you think of cosmetics brand Lush? Glittery bath bombs?

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“Manchester is good at spotting an opportunity and going for it.” John McGrath from Manchester International Festival talks to Northern Soul

October 5, 2018 Comments Off on “Manchester is good at spotting an opportunity and going for it.” John McGrath from Manchester International Festival talks to Northern Soul

Last year was a harrowing time for Manchester.

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Manchester Cares

“Hanging out and helping one another.” The community network tackling loneliness – Manchester Cares

October 3, 2018 Comments Off on “Hanging out and helping one another.” The community network tackling loneliness – Manchester Cares

When I was at university I worked as a carer.

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The Heart of the Race Black Women’s Lives in Britain by Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie, and Suzanne Scafe

Book Review – Heart of the Race: Black Women’s Lives in Britain by Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie and Suzanne Scafe

September 29, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review – Heart of the Race: Black Women’s Lives in Britain by Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie and Suzanne Scafe

I’m an avid reader of non-fiction. I thoroughly enjoy taking a peek at other people’s lives and, more importantly, learning something new about the world we live in.

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Theatre Review: Matilda – The Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

September 21, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Matilda – The Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

Eight years ago, I snagged tickets to Matilda: The Musical at Stratford-upon-Avon’s Courtyard Theatre.

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