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Review: Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival

November 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival

Last Tuesday, Manchester received some fantastic news.

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Penguin

Book Review: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

November 11, 2017 Comments Off on Book Review: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution. In the fourth of a series of articles for Northern Soul, Alfred Searls explores how 1917 – and the Soviet society which developed in its shadow – has been portrayed by writers since that momentous year of revolution.

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Alan Hollinghurst (c) Robert Taylor, 2017

Review: Alan Hollinghurst, Manchester Literature Festival

October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Alan Hollinghurst, Manchester Literature Festival

Life as a fan of Alan Hollinghurst is a game of patience. You have to wait a good few years for the next fix to come along – but it’s worth it.

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Review: Outsiders – Five Women Who Changed the World by Lyndall Gordon, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Outsiders – Five Women Who Changed the World by Lyndall Gordon, Manchester Literature Festival

I’m tired of being told what a woman should and shouldn’t say.

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Harriet Harman, Manchester International Festival

Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

What do breakfast kippers, a curry and a book about law all have in common?

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Sarah Millican, Manchester Literature Festival 2017

Review: How To Be Champion – An Evening with Sarah Millican, Manchester Literature Festival

October 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: How To Be Champion – An Evening with Sarah Millican, Manchester Literature Festival

“I don’t care if people don’t find me funny. I know I’m funny because it’s the job I do.”

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June Sarpong

“We all benefit when we embrace diversity and allow everyone to contribute.” Northern Soul talks to June Sarpong

October 10, 2017 Comments Off on “We all benefit when we embrace diversity and allow everyone to contribute.” Northern Soul talks to June Sarpong

It’s Friday lunchtime and we’ve bagged 20 minutes with June Sarpong.

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Jenny Eclair

“I will most definitely go screaming into that good night.” Jenny Eclair talks to Northern Soul

October 8, 2017 Comments Off on “I will most definitely go screaming into that good night.” Jenny Eclair talks to Northern Soul

“The gigs were so rough that I had to come out kicking everyone in the face.”

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Preti Taneja by Rory O'Bryen

“You grow up surrounded by people who look and think and speak in two languages.” Author Preti Taneja talks to Northern Soul

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on “You grow up surrounded by people who look and think and speak in two languages.” Author Preti Taneja talks to Northern Soul

King Lear strikes fear into the heart of me.

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Into the Unknown: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on Into the Unknown: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale

These days, Nigel Kneale isn’t a name that’s generally recognised by the man in the street.

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