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Book Review: An Otley Run – A Verse Novella by Joe Williams

March 15, 2019 No Comments

There are a number of (in)famous pub crawls to be enjoyed around our beautiful island.

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Peach

Book Review: Peach by Wayne Barton

March 15, 2019 No Comments

Typically, Fanny Price is the least well-loved of Austen’s heroines.

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Rosie Garland

Review: International Women’s Day Event, Manchester Central Library

March 15, 2019 No Comments

The clamour of the world scrolls incessantly, regurgitating received wisdoms about Brexit, Fleabag and Neverland.

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Henry Normal The Department of Lost Wishes

Poetry Review: The Department of Lost Wishes by Henry Normal; I Can Draw My Alphabet by Tony Walsh and Paul Neads

March 15, 2019 No Comments

Word of warning: do not read Henry Normal‘s new poetry collection on the bus, even if you’ve been waiting a whole damn hour.

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The Sisterhood

Book Review: The Sisterhood – A Love Letter to the Women Who Have Shaped Me by Daisy Buchanan

March 4, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: The Sisterhood – A Love Letter to the Women Who Have Shaped Me by Daisy Buchanan

I don’t have sisters. I’m the youngest of two children and, much to my dismay (and eternal torture), the only girl in my family.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh: A Working Diary

Book Review: Julie Hesmondhalgh – A Working Diary

February 24, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Julie Hesmondhalgh – A Working Diary

Have you ever read a book and thought, ‘wow, this came at exactly the right time?’

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Young readers: ten books to make you think about the world

February 3, 2019 Comments Off on Young readers: ten books to make you think about the world

How do young people make sense of the world and its complexities? Fiona Shaw, author and senior lecturer at Northumbria University, shares a range of thought-provoking and engaging novels for enquiring minds.

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Bess, Rose Thomas

Book Review – Bess: Now That I Have Found the Words by Rose Thomas

February 3, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review – Bess: Now That I Have Found the Words by Rose Thomas

There’s something about train journeys that make me daydream.

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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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