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Glen James Brown

“Fiction has to reflect the experiences of everybody.” Author Glen James Brown talks to Northern Soul

August 11, 2018 No Comments

There must be something in the air because Northern writers are churning out fascinating fiction at a rate of knots.

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Non Pratt

“I write for my 14-year-old self and I think I always will.” YA author Non Pratt talks to Northern Soul

July 24, 2018 Comments Off on “I write for my 14-year-old self and I think I always will.” YA author Non Pratt talks to Northern Soul

Something about Non Pratt’s writing reels me in. She’s hilarious, yes, but it’s her ability to completely understand the teens she writes about that really interests me. 

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Book Review: Emily Brontë Reappraised by Claire O’Callaghan

July 16, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Emily Brontë Reappraised by Claire O’Callaghan

Emily, the elusive Brontë sister, is often portrayed as reclusive, difficult, perhaps even slightly unhinged.

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Notes on a Nervous Planet, Matt Haig

Book Review: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

July 4, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

I have the propensity to be anxious about most things – electrical goods, being late, saying no, upsetting people, gas hobs, plug sockets, disease, forgetting things – so a book titled Notes on a Nervous Planet calls to me like a gin & tonic on a hot day. 

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Angela and Johnny

Book Review: A Normal Family by Henry Normal and Angela Pell

April 12, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: A Normal Family by Henry Normal and Angela Pell

Living with autism is a hugely weighty subject and any book about it could easily risk being hard to digest.

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Book Review: Sir Edwin Lutyens – The Arts and Crafts Master by David Cole

March 19, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Sir Edwin Lutyens – The Arts and Crafts Master by David Cole

Sir Edwin Lutyens – The Arts and Crafts House is a new take on the legacy and astonishing beauty of Lutyens’ design and architecture by author David Cole.

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Eastern Approaches by Fitzroy Maclean

Book Review: Eastern Approaches by Fitzroy Maclean

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Eastern Approaches by Fitzroy Maclean

Last year marked the centenary of the Russian Revolution. In the fifth 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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Book Review: Why Vinyl Matters by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

January 29, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Why Vinyl Matters by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

As an enthusiastic crate digger, I thought I didn’t need to be told why vinyl matters.

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Ghost Stories, M.R James, The Folio Society

Book Review: Ghost Stories, M.R. James

December 9, 2017 Comments Off on Book Review: Ghost Stories, M.R. James

It’s stating the obvious, when reading something written over a century ago, to say that it sounds a bit outdated for the modern day.

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Book Review: The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Book Review: The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov

This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution. In the second 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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