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Writing a novel in 2021? Tips and guidance from a successful 2020 debut author

January 14, 2021 No Comments

“It took 17 years from typing the first word of the first manuscript to finally being published last year.

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Lairies by Steve Hollyman

Book Review: Lairies by Steve Hollyman

January 14, 2021 No Comments

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.

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Book Review: The Walker – On Losing and Finding Yourself in the Modern City by Matthew Beaumont

November 14, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: The Walker – On Losing and Finding Yourself in the Modern City by Matthew Beaumont

Cancel your 2020 winter getaway. Holidays are off. In fact, with lockdown 2.0 now in force, you can’t even go on a city break in the UK.

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Nick Hornby. © Parisa Taghizadeh

Review: Nick Hornby, Manchester Literature Festival

October 28, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Nick Hornby, Manchester Literature Festival

Nick Hornby’s pedigree is a little intimidating.

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“Your worst enemy in this game is indifference.” John Cooper Clarke talks about his autobiography, I Wanna Be Yours

October 19, 2020 Comments Off on “Your worst enemy in this game is indifference.” John Cooper Clarke talks about his autobiography, I Wanna Be Yours

When Northern Soul speaks to John Cooper Clarke about his new autobiography and sings its praises to the skies, he’s right in the middle of recording the audiobook version and seems to appreciate the plaudits.

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Trivial Pursuits: The English at Play by Orlando Gili is published by Hoxton Mini Press

Book Review: Trivial Pursuits – The English at Play by Orlando Gili

September 15, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: Trivial Pursuits – The English at Play by Orlando Gili

Life may not be all that harmonious at the moment, but what binds us together is our unique eccentricity. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than when we’re at leisure with all of our strange customs. 

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Photo Gallery: a new book of transgender portraits by photographer Allie Crewe

September 4, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: a new book of transgender portraits by photographer Allie Crewe

A book of transgender portraiture showcasing the work of award-winning photographer Allie Crewe has been published by Axis Projects Publishing.

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Portrait of Humanity Vol 2

Book Review: Portrait of Humanity Vol 2

July 24, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: Portrait of Humanity Vol 2

I am mildly obsessed with the photography collections from Hoxton Mini Press.

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How on Earth Can I Be Eco-Friendly? By Lianne Bell

Book Review: How on Earth Can I Be Eco-Friendly? by Lianne Bell

July 2, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: How on Earth Can I Be Eco-Friendly? by Lianne Bell

Sustainability is the latest buzzword. From organic skincare and ‘conscious’ fashion collections to bamboo toothbrushes, it seems everyone and their dog is advocating for a more eco-friendly lifestyle. But it can be difficult to know what’s useful and what’s simply greenwashing (providing misleading information about how a company’s products are environmentally sound). 

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“I am not the same girl who started this book.” Actress Natasha Rea talks about Me, Myself and Bipolar Brenda

May 4, 2020 Comments Off on “I am not the same girl who started this book.” Actress Natasha Rea talks about Me, Myself and Bipolar Brenda

We’re living in uncertain times. Our lives are hugely altered, we’re existing in isolation, unsure about the future and our collective unease is palatable.

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