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Tim Burgess by Chris Payne

Book review: Tim Book Two by Tim Burgess

August 12, 2016 Comments Off on Book review: Tim Book Two by Tim Burgess

When Tim Burgess’s autobiography Telling Stories was published in 2012, no-one seemed to have any great expectations.

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Book review: We Go Around In The Night And Are Consumed By Fire

July 30, 2016 Comments Off on Book review: We Go Around In The Night And Are Consumed By Fire

Manchester? Check. Lesbians? Check. Gangsters? Oh, go on then. Reading the blurb of this debut novel by Jules Grant, a former barrister from Manchester, is more than enough to pique my interest.

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A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M Miller

Review: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller

June 17, 2016 Comments Off on Review: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller

That Walter M. Miller had a unique perspective on monastic life is hardly surprising given he gained it one bright February morning in 1944 from the rear gun turret of a B-25 bomber.

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Last and First Men

Last and First Men: a pioneering work of science fiction

March 11, 2014 Comments Off on Last and First Men: a pioneering work of science fiction

There are few books as original and daring as Olaf Stapledon’s Last and First Men.

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A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death

May 31, 2013 Comments Off on A Matter of Life and Death

It is crucial to have a firm grip on the narrative. Persuasive, convincing dialogue is imperative.

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Martine McDonagh

After Phoenix

May 7, 2013 Comments Off on After Phoenix

After the success of her first novel, I Have Waited, and You Have Come, a troubling account of the impact of rising sea levels on a northern English county, author Martine McDonagh (who, by the by, once managed legendary Manchester band James) has gone back in time to the England of early 1974 in After Phoenix, a heart-warming tale of family unity and the conquering of grief.

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