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A Superior Spectre: Angela Meyer in conversation with Jane Bradley, Blackwell’s, Manchester

September 6, 2019 No Comments

Historical fiction isn’t my cup of tea.

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The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry: The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry

September 6, 2019 No Comments

In part one of our series on prose poems, The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry, our new Poetry Correspondent Mark Connors begins with The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry.

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Rife – Twenty-One Stories from Britain’s Youth edited by Nikesh Shukla and Sammy Jones

Book Review: Rife – Twenty-One Stories from Britain’s Youth edited by Nikesh Shukla and Sammy Jones

August 29, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Rife – Twenty-One Stories from Britain’s Youth edited by Nikesh Shukla and Sammy Jones

It’s no exaggeration to say that young people in the UK are facing uncertain and daunting times.

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Let’s Not Die a Young Man’s Death: Northern Soul talks to Roger McGough

August 8, 2019 Comments Off on Let’s Not Die a Young Man’s Death: Northern Soul talks to Roger McGough

British culture can offer few positions more indicative of popular, mainstream acceptance than an afternoon guest slot on BBC Radio 2.

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Book Review: Precious You by Helen Monks Takhar

August 6, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Precious You by Helen Monks Takhar

I have a confession to make. When I’m perusing the shelves in my local bookshop, I usually pass on the section marked ‘Thriller’.

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Refugee Tales III

Book Review: Refugee Tales III

July 22, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Refugee Tales III

I would urge anyone with a social conscience to get a copy of Refugee Tales III, published by Comma Press, as quickly as possible.

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Mick Houghton

“Probably the person who comes out of it looking most like a twat is me.” Mick Houghton talks to Northern Soul

July 4, 2019 Comments Off on “Probably the person who comes out of it looking most like a twat is me.” Mick Houghton talks to Northern Soul

It’s any modern music fan’s dream: hanging out with The Ramones, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Julian Cope, Spiritualized and The KLF during their glory days.

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“I was writing, somehow I was writing.” Northern Soul’s Lyndsey Skinner on winning the Sid Chaplin award

July 4, 2019 Comments Off on “I was writing, somehow I was writing.” Northern Soul’s Lyndsey Skinner on winning the Sid Chaplin award

On the wall above my desk is a quote from Virginia Woolf.

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The Disappeared

Book Review: The Disappeared by Amy Lord

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: The Disappeared by Amy Lord

As the dominoes continue their haphazard topple in the wake of the EU Referendum, as a blowhard struts vaingloriously in the Oval Office, and as right-wing populism slithers out of its bunker and back into the daylight, it’s difficult to discount the disquieting suspicion that these are dystopian times.

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A tribute to Judith Kerr

May 26, 2019 Comments Off on A tribute to Judith Kerr

Never meet your heroes, they say. Blow that, I thought.

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