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Interpreting Heritage - a guide to planning and practice by Steve Slack (2020)

Online Book Launch: Interpreting Heritage – A Guide to Planning and Practice by Steve Slack

January 19, 2021 No Comments

Whenever people working in the heritage sector asked Steve Slack for advice on the planning and delivery of interpretation, he couldn’t put his hands on any useful guides.

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Writing a novel in 2021? Tips and guidance from a successful 2020 debut author

January 14, 2021 No Comments

“It took 17 years from typing the first word of the first manuscript to finally being published last year.

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Lairies by Steve Hollyman

Book Review: Lairies by Steve Hollyman

January 14, 2021 No Comments

I don’t do well with violence. The thought of something grizzly turns my stomach and I’m often found hiding behind a cushion during vicious telly dramas.

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Books: Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2020

December 23, 2020 Comments Off on Books: Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2020

As we approach the end of 2020 and look back over the past 12 months, it’s hard to be optimistic. But we can reach for the things that spark joy and provide solace. For the team at Northern Soul, books were a great source of comfort in 2020 and we did an awful lot of reading. Some of these books were new publications, some were titles waiting patiently on our shelves, and some were old favourites. Here are our 2020 best reads to expand your ever-growing ‘To Be Read’ pile. Maybe some of them will bring you a sense of comfort too.

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Book Review: The Abstainer by Ian McGuire

December 22, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: The Abstainer by Ian McGuire

Here it is. The Manchester Martyrs were three members of a large gang who attacked a horse-drawn police van on Hyde Road in September 1867.

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Poetry Review: Suitcase by Kevin Reid

December 11, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Suitcase by Kevin Reid

In Suitcase, one of the latest pamphlets published by independent publishing press 4Word, Kevin Reid takes us on a number of engaging and emotional journeys.

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David Nolan

“Come for the machetes, stay for the political insights.” Author David Nolan talks to Northern Soul about his new book

November 26, 2020 Comments Off on “Come for the machetes, stay for the political insights.” Author David Nolan talks to Northern Soul about his new book

When David Nolan wrote his debut novel Black Moss two years ago, it was almost as an experiment, an unpremeditated tangent to his successful career as a journalist, documentary maker and non-fiction author.

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The Northern Question

Books: The Northern Question – A History of a Divided Country by Tom Hazeldine

November 16, 2020 Comments Off on Books: The Northern Question – A History of a Divided Country by Tom Hazeldine

In his new column, Northern Soul’s Manchester Correspondent, Danny Moran, reflects on the North-South divide and asks, does the North have a proper backbone?

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Poetry Review: a girl in a blue dress by Rachel Burns

November 16, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry Review: a girl in a blue dress by Rachel Burns

In a girl in a blue dress, Rachel Burns charts the struggles, traumas and adventures of her girlhood and motherhood.

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The Walker

Book Review: The Walker – On Losing and Finding Yourself in the Modern City by Matthew Beaumont

November 14, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: The Walker – On Losing and Finding Yourself in the Modern City by Matthew Beaumont

Cancel your 2020 winter getaway. Holidays are off. In fact, with lockdown 2.0 now in force, you can’t even go on a city break in the UK.

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