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Seek Find Speak Book Shots 2018 31315

“If words aren’t spoken or written, they start to become less relevant.” The Lost Words: Seek, Find, Speak

May 23, 2018 No Comments

“Heather? You’re kidding me!”

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Review: Viv Albertine in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

May 16, 2018 No Comments

Viv Albertine tells an illuminating tale about her wilderness years spent trapped in a dreary, constrictive marriage.

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Book Review: A Normal Family by Henry Normal and Angela Pell

April 12, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: A Normal Family by Henry Normal and Angela Pell

Living with autism is a hugely weighty subject and any book about it could easily risk being hard to digest.

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The Myth of the Moors: walking the coffin path

April 7, 2018 Comments Off on The Myth of the Moors: walking the coffin path

“What drew you to write about the moors?” an interviewer asked me recently.

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Review: Brett Anderson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

April 4, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Brett Anderson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

Full and frank disclosure from the off: I am and have always been a Suede fan.

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Book Review – The British Mosque: an architectural and social history by Shahed Saleem

March 26, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review – The British Mosque: an architectural and social history by Shahed Saleem

In the North of England, the chances are you’re closer to a mosque than you think.

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Ill Will: Author Michael Stewart talks Kate Bush, the Brontës and Heathcliff

March 21, 2018 Comments Off on Ill Will: Author Michael Stewart talks Kate Bush, the Brontës and Heathcliff

The Brontë Parsonage, nestled on the Yorkshire Moors in Haworth, is a magical place.

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Review: Patrisse Khan-Cullors in conversation with Jackie Kay, Central Library, Manchester

March 21, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Patrisse Khan-Cullors in conversation with Jackie Kay, Central Library, Manchester

Inside Manchester Central Library, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors and award-winning author Jackie Kay ask ‘what does freedom look like to you?’

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Henry Normal: The Day I Joined Twitter

March 20, 2018 Comments Off on Henry Normal: The Day I Joined Twitter

I joined Twitter yesterday. I have one follower.

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Book Review: Sir Edwin Lutyens – The Arts and Crafts Master by David Cole

March 19, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Sir Edwin Lutyens – The Arts and Crafts Master by David Cole

Sir Edwin Lutyens – The Arts and Crafts House is a new take on the legacy and astonishing beauty of Lutyens’ design and architecture by author David Cole.

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