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Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2018

December 24, 2018 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2018

We hoped that 2018 would be an improvement on a turbulent 2016 and an inexplicable 2017. But this year proved that [rubbish] things come in threes. Nevertheless, it wasn’t all doom and gloom. In fact, 2018 was an incredible year for bookworms and writers alike.

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Where the Road Runs Out, Gaia Holmes

Poetry Review: Where the Road Runs Out by Gaia Holmes

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Where the Road Runs Out by Gaia Holmes

Gaia Holmes is an expert in her field, and this is obvious in her skilled, careful and beautifully strange poetry collection.

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Southbank Show 2018 TSBS Danielle De Niese

“At my best, I lose myself in my writing.” Melvyn Bragg talks to Northern Soul

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on “At my best, I lose myself in my writing.” Melvyn Bragg talks to Northern Soul

Self-doubt can be one of the biggest battles for writers.

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A Version of the Truth

Book Review: A Version of the Truth by B.P. Walter

November 25, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: A Version of the Truth by B.P. Walter

Appearances can be deceptive.

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These Northern Types

Book Review: These Northern Types, edited by Oli Bentley

November 23, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: These Northern Types, edited by Oli Bentley

Ambitious in the best sense of the word, These Northern Types is nothing less than a frequently discursive disquisition on the nature of Northernness as unapologetically contrary as the North itself.

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The North by Liz Foster Design

The Northern Soul Poem: What I Mean When I Say I’m a Northerner

November 17, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Poem: What I Mean When I Say I’m a Northerner

Northernness isn’t easy to define. It’s intrinsic, bone-deep.

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Review: Kate Atkinson, Manchester Literature Festival

October 28, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Kate Atkinson, Manchester Literature Festival

I’m a binge-reader. I used to be someone who hovered over books slowly, drinking them in, pondering, possibly having a really good sniff of the spine.

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Review: Jo Brand, Manchester Literature Festival

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Jo Brand, Manchester Literature Festival

As a student in the early 90s, I spent three summers working in the Edinburgh Fringe box office.

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Lubecki Family: Monika, Agata and Wieslaw in their home of 4 years in Edinburgh

Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience

Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience is a book of stories that are rarely heard.

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Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors and Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

Poetry Review: Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors; Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors; Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

If you’ve ever been to the city of York, you’ll no doubt have fallen in love with it, if not with the hen and stag nights.

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