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My debut novel, The Witchfinder’s Sister, is set in Essex. Which, it’s fair to say, is not The North.Read the full story..
“She’s driving from her home towards Newcastle but that’s the Holy Island causeway and that clearly isn’t right.”Read the full story..
There’s a moment in Thatcher Stole My Trousers – Alexei Sayle’s new volume of memoirs covering his ascent to comedy stardom – in which he finally gets to pass through the doors of London’s Capital Radio for the first time.Read the full story..
It isn’t easy to get a novel published, let alone read by the public. But when it finally happened for Lancashire-based writer Andrew Michael Hurley, it was well worth the wait.Read the full story..
The telephone purrs ominously in my hand. I swirl the last dregs of lukewarm coffee at the bottom of the cup while sitting cross-legged on my desk chair, and stare at the pile of press releases and hand-written notes in scratchy blue biro on my desk.Read the full story..
Kerry Wilkinson has consistently topped the Amazon UK charts since 2011 with his Manchester-set Jessica Daniel (and spin-off Andrew Hunter) series of thrillers.Read the full story..
I’m sitting at my desk in pyjamas and waiting for the call to connect. It’s a Tuesday morning, the dog is staring at me from the doorway, and it’s all a little bit nerve-wracking.Read the full story..
Brian W. Lavery, author of The Headscarf Revolutionaries: Lillian Bilocca and the Hull Triple Trawler Disaster, writes for Northern Soul about a series of small quirks of fate which, across the decades, led him to write the story of a remarkable woman.Read the full story..
If you’ve been out and about in the North at any time over the past 30 years, you may well have seen performances by the likes of burlesque chanteuse and Vampire Queen Rosie Lugosi, seminal post-punk outfit The March Violets (with a shock-haired female Goth singer), or the charmingly powerful poet Rosie Garland.Read the full story..
The Northern Travel & Tourism Show, February 25, 2020
The Northern Travel & Tourism Show on February 25, 2020 is the perfect place to find great ideas for future leisure visits and experiences, and enjoy the amazing Monastery host venue in Manchester.
You’ll meet over 45 exhibitors from lake and river cruises, steam railway trips and stately homes and gardens to themed Beatles heritage discovery in Liverpool, and the James Herriott All Creatures Great and Small story in the Yorkshire Dales.
There will also be tours around the wonderfully restored Pugin-designed monastery building.
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