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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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Little Thakeham. The Images Publishing Group.

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It’s stating the obvious, when reading something written over a century ago, to say that it sounds a bit outdated for the modern day.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

The Night Visitors: horror fiction, obsession and catfishing

May 19, 2017 Comments Off on The Night Visitors: horror fiction, obsession and catfishing

I can’t watch horror films. Not since my teenage years when we used to watch VHS copies of Scream and IT and I’d have to walk a mile home through the darkening countryside, imagining that each sound contained my grisly demise.

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Laura Wilkinson

Northern Soul talks to author Laura Wilkinson about Hulme, modern art and how beauty is more than Skin Deep

May 17, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul talks to author Laura Wilkinson about Hulme, modern art and how beauty is more than Skin Deep

I’m fascinated by ideals of beauty. Just scroll through Instagram and you’ll find people air-brushed to within an inch of their life.

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Red Star Over Russia

Review: Red Star Over Russia by David King

April 17, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Red Star Over Russia by David King

This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution. In the first of a new 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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Review: The Witchfinder’s Sister, Waterstones Deansgate, Manchester

March 24, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Witchfinder’s Sister, Waterstones Deansgate, Manchester

There’s something about Waterstones Deansgate in Manchester. It’s the welcoming, colourful displays and the passion with which they celebrate local talent and history alongside bestsellers that makes it feel like a local bookshop.

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