Northern Soul

Authors & Reviews

A Version of the Truth

Book Review: A Version of the Truth by B.P. Walter

Nov 25, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: A Version of the Truth by B.P. Walter

Appearances can be deceptive.

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These Northern Types

Book Review: These Northern Types, edited by Oli Bentley

Nov 23, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: These Northern Types, edited by Oli Bentley

Ambitious in the best sense of the word, These Northern Types is nothing less than a frequently discursive disquisition on the nature of Northernness as unapologetically contrary as the North itself.

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The North by Liz Foster Design

The Northern Soul Poem: What I Mean When I Say I’m a Northerner

Nov 17, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Poem: What I Mean When I Say I’m a Northerner

Northernness isn’t easy to define. It’s intrinsic, bone-deep.

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Lubecki Family: Monika, Agata and Wieslaw in their home of 4 years in Edinburgh

Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience

Oct 27, 2018 Comments Off on Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience

Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience is a book of stories that are rarely heard.

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Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors and Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

Poetry Review: Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors; Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

Oct 27, 2018 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors; Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

If you’ve ever been to the city of York, you’ll no doubt have fallen in love with it, if not with the hen and stag nights.

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Slip of a Fish, Amy Arnold

Book Review: Slip of a Fish by Amy Arnold

Oct 27, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Slip of a Fish by Amy Arnold

Have you ever read a book that left you astounded?

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Enigma Variations, Andre Aciman

Review: Andre Aciman, Manchester Literature Festival

Oct 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Andre Aciman, Manchester Literature Festival

I read chapters from Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City in the bath.

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24 Stories, Unbound

Review: 24 Stories featuring Kathy Burke, Mike Gayle, John Mitchinson, Nina Stibbe, Manchester Literature Festival

Oct 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: 24 Stories featuring Kathy Burke, Mike Gayle, John Mitchinson, Nina Stibbe, Manchester Literature Festival

Social media gets a bad rap.

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Carys Davies, image credit Jonathan Bean

Review: Carys Davies and Sarah Moss, Manchester Literature Festival

Oct 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Carys Davies and Sarah Moss, Manchester Literature Festival

From ITV big gob (and all-round cockwomble), Piers Morgan has suggested that papoose-wearing fathers look ’emasculated’. 

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Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinené

Review: Slay In Your Lane – The Black Girl Bible, Manchester Literature Festival

Oct 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Slay In Your Lane – The Black Girl Bible, Manchester Literature Festival

Rebels with a cause, Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke, are challenging the barriers surrounding race.

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