Northern Soul

Authors & Reviews

Glen James Brown

“Fiction has to reflect the experiences of everybody.” Author Glen James Brown talks to Northern Soul

August 11, 2018 No Comments

There must be something in the air because Northern writers are churning out fascinating fiction at a rate of knots.

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Book Review: Emily Brontë Reappraised by Claire O’Callaghan

July 16, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Emily Brontë Reappraised by Claire O’Callaghan

Emily, the elusive Brontë sister, is often portrayed as reclusive, difficult, perhaps even slightly unhinged.

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Rough Guides Lake District

Book Review: Rough Guides to The Lake District; Western Europe

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Rough Guides to The Lake District; Western Europe

It’s hard to believe that Rough Guides have been with us since 1982.

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Notes on a Nervous Planet, Matt Haig

Book Review: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

July 4, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

I have the propensity to be anxious about most things – electrical goods, being late, saying no, upsetting people, gas hobs, plug sockets, disease, forgetting things – so a book titled Notes on a Nervous Planet calls to me like a gin & tonic on a hot day. 

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Pippa Little, Twist

Poetry Review: Twist by Pippa Little

May 26, 2018 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Twist by Pippa Little

Pippa Little has an impressive CV.

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Angela and Johnny

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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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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Michael Stewart

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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Patrisse Khan-Cullors

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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