Northern Soul

Books

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.

Share Button
Read the full story..

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.

Share Button
Read the full story..

PRECIOUS YOU COVER SHOT (002)

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.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Lairies by Steve Hollyman

Book Review: Lairies by Steve Hollyman

January 14, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Lairies by Steve Hollyman

I don’t do well with violence. The thought of something grizzly turns my stomach and I’m often found hiding behind a cushion during vicious telly dramas.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Best Reads 2020 (2)

Books: Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2020

December 23, 2020 Comments Off on Books: Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2020

As we approach the end of 2020 and look back over the past 12 months, it’s hard to be optimistic. But we can reach for the things that spark joy and provide solace. For the team at Northern Soul, books were a great source of comfort in 2020 and we did an awful lot of reading. Some of these books were new publications, some were titles waiting patiently on our shelves, and some were old favourites. Here are our 2020 best reads to expand your ever-growing ‘To Be Read’ pile. Maybe some of them will bring you a sense of comfort too.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Ian McGuire cr. Paul Wolfgang Webster

Book Review: The Abstainer by Ian McGuire

December 22, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: The Abstainer by Ian McGuire

Here it is. The Manchester Martyrs were three members of a large gang who attacked a horse-drawn police van on Hyde Road in September 1867.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Suitcase

Poetry Review: Suitcase by Kevin Reid

December 11, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Suitcase by Kevin Reid

In Suitcase, one of the latest pamphlets published by independent publishing press 4Word, Kevin Reid takes us on a number of engaging and emotional journeys.

Share Button
Read the full story..

David Nolan

“Come for the machetes, stay for the political insights.” Author David Nolan talks to Northern Soul about his new book

November 26, 2020 Comments Off on “Come for the machetes, stay for the political insights.” Author David Nolan talks to Northern Soul about his new book

When David Nolan wrote his debut novel Black Moss two years ago, it was almost as an experiment, an unpremeditated tangent to his successful career as a journalist, documentary maker and non-fiction author.

Share Button
Read the full story..

The Northern Question

Books: The Northern Question – A History of a Divided Country by Tom Hazeldine

November 16, 2020 Comments Off on Books: The Northern Question – A History of a Divided Country by Tom Hazeldine

In his new column, Northern Soul’s Manchester Correspondent, Danny Moran, reflects on the North-South divide and asks, does the North have a proper backbone?

Share Button
Read the full story..

BlueDress

Poetry Review: a girl in a blue dress by Rachel Burns

November 16, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry Review: a girl in a blue dress by Rachel Burns

In a girl in a blue dress, Rachel Burns charts the struggles, traumas and adventures of her girlhood and motherhood.

Share Button
Read the full story..