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Book Review: This Is How We Come Back Stronger – Feminist Writers on Turning Crisis into Change

April 20, 2021 No Comments

Women across the world are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Excavate!

Book Review: Excavate! The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

April 1, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Excavate! The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

In the preface to this new Faber compendium of essays about The Fall, co-editors Tessa Norton and Bob Stanley declare that ‘this book is not about a rock band’. They say: ‘This is not even about Mark E Smith. The book is for Mark E Smith more than it is about him.”

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Poetry Review: No guiding star by John Mills

March 30, 2021 Comments Off on Poetry Review: No guiding star by John Mills

No guiding star might not be an instantly powerful phrase from a poetic standpoint but, from the off, you can understand why the title of John Mills’ latest poetry collection matters.

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Strong Stuff

“Maybe I could call myself a writer, after all. Maybe.” YA author Amy Stone writes for Northern Soul

March 29, 2021 Comments Off on “Maybe I could call myself a writer, after all. Maybe.” YA author Amy Stone writes for Northern Soul

During the COVID-19 pandemic, rough sleeping has fallen by 37 per cent after lockdown pushed the Government to take action on street homelessness. But with a roadmap designed to end current restrictions in place, this figure looks set to rise again once certain protections, including the ban on evictions and the temporary housing of rough sleepers, are taken away.

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Trevor Wood. Image by Reece James Morrison. 

“I’m a very late starter to this novel-writing lark.” Award-winning crime author Trevor Wood talks to Northern Soul

March 3, 2021 Comments Off on “I’m a very late starter to this novel-writing lark.” Award-winning crime author Trevor Wood talks to Northern Soul

The huge surge in the readership of crime novels during the present unpleasantness arises partly, no doubt, from the visceral pleasure, sheer entertainment and, yes, reassurance to be had from a gripping plot, set within a somewhat familiar formula in a world where justice might actually triumph.

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Castles from Cobwebs

Book Review: Castles from Cobwebs by J.A. Mensah

February 19, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Castles from Cobwebs by J.A. Mensah

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, I stopped reading.

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Relax

Book Review – Relax: A User’s Guide to Life in the Age of Anxiety by Timothy Caulfield

February 7, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review – Relax: A User’s Guide to Life in the Age of Anxiety by Timothy Caulfield

It’s easy to believe that the entire world has lost its mind.

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Book Review: Manchester – Something Rich and Strange

January 29, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Manchester – Something Rich and Strange

Attempting to sum up the city of Manchester in one book is no small task.

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

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

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

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