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Beautiful World, Where Are You?

Book Review: Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

September 15, 2021 No Comments

With proof copies of Sally Rooney’s third novel trading for hundreds of pounds on eBay, and bookshops opening early and stocking extra copies, it’s fair to say that Beautiful World, Where Are You is one of the most eagerly anticipated novels of 2021.

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Ghosted by Jenn Ashworth

Book Review: Ghosted – A Love Story by Jenn Ashworth

September 5, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Ghosted – A Love Story by Jenn Ashworth

In the age of internet dating, words such as ‘orbiting’ and ‘ghosting’ have fast become a part of the collective lexicon.

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Right Good Reads

Book Club: Northern Soul’s Right Good Reads

September 5, 2021 Comments Off on Book Club: Northern Soul’s Right Good Reads

At Northern Soul, we can often be found with our nose buried in a book. As a team, we are notorious bookworms and are passionate about championing all things literary. 

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“It has been life-changing.” NorthBound Book Award 2020 winner John D. Rutter talks to Northern Soul

July 28, 2021 Comments Off on “It has been life-changing.” NorthBound Book Award 2020 winner John D. Rutter talks to Northern Soul

The NorthBound Book Award is part of the Northern Writers’ Awards, a collaboration between New Writing Northindependent publisher Saraband and, from 2021 onwards, University of York. 

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Diana Dors

“I just wish I could have gone for a drink with her.” Anna Cale, author of The Real Diana Dors

July 21, 2021 Comments Off on “I just wish I could have gone for a drink with her.” Anna Cale, author of The Real Diana Dors

There was a time, as Peter Cook once joked, When Diana Dors Ruled the Earth.

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Henry Normal

Poetry Review: The Distance Between Clouds by Henry Normal

July 12, 2021 Comments Off on Poetry Review: The Distance Between Clouds by Henry Normal

Henry Normal might just be the most famous person you have never heard of.

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Baxters and Fish & Chip shop, Moston Lane, Moston

Image Gallery: Small Shops by Brian Lomas, The Modernist Society

July 2, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Small Shops by Brian Lomas, The Modernist Society

Manchester’s urban history is being celebrated with a new book featuring images of local independent shops in the 1980s, which already look like a bygone age.

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Elly Griffiths

“We need books more than ever.” Award-winning crime author Elly Griffiths talks to Northern Soul

June 29, 2021 Comments Off on “We need books more than ever.” Award-winning crime author Elly Griffiths talks to Northern Soul

There’s a new champion in town and it’s the bestselling crime author, Elly Griffiths.

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Shocked Earth

Book Review: Shocked Earth by Saskia Goldschmidt, translated by Antoinette Fawcett

June 16, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Shocked Earth by Saskia Goldschmidt, translated by Antoinette Fawcett

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has affected every part of human lives, including the physical world. As we now navigate a post-pandemic era, it’s become even clearer that how we treat the natural world around us is paramount to its – and our own – survival.

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“People don’t want to hear me, they want to hear the filmmaker.” Jason Wood talks about The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema

June 10, 2021 Comments Off on “People don’t want to hear me, they want to hear the filmmaker.” Jason Wood talks about The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema

Back in the early 2000s, Mexican cinema was riding a wave with films such as Amores Perros and Y tu mamá también impressing audiences and critics alike.

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