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Kara McKechnie’s Opera North (Historical and Dramaturgical Perspectives on Opera Studies)

Book Review: Opera North by Kara McKechnie

August 5, 2015 Comments Off on Book Review: Opera North by Kara McKechnie

As you may or may not have noticed, it’s been a bit of a quiet summer on the old opera front.

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Review: The Headscarf Revolutionaries by Brian W. Lavery

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Headscarf Revolutionaries by Brian W. Lavery

As Northern English cities go, Hull is generally regarded as punching under its weight. It’s got character though – oh aye, bags of that.

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The Headscarf Revolutionaries and the Hull Triple Trawler Disaster

June 11, 2015 Comments Off on The Headscarf Revolutionaries and the Hull Triple Trawler Disaster

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.

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Crime novelist Paula Hawkins talks to Northern Soul

February 23, 2015 Comments Off on Crime novelist Paula Hawkins talks to Northern Soul

Helen Nugent, the Editor of Northern Soul, talks to crime novelist Paula Hawkins, author of the international bestseller The Girl on the Train.

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What is happening to our Northern character?

August 23, 2014 Comments Off on What is happening to our Northern character?

Chris Nickson is a crime writer. He lives in Leeds and he’s not happy about the erosion of his city’s history and its Northern identity.  

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Herring Girl: Northern Soul talks to author Debbie Taylor

August 21, 2014 Comments Off on Herring Girl: Northern Soul talks to author Debbie Taylor

Northern Soul’s Wendy Pratt Talks to author Debbie Taylor about Herring Girl, Mslexia and taking the scenic route to becoming a writer.

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Treason's Daughter

Becoming a Novelist: Treason’s Daughter

June 10, 2014 Comments Off on Becoming a Novelist: Treason’s Daughter

Publication day. I woke up and ran downstairs to the laptop. There it was, available to order.

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Emma Jane Unsworth tells Northern Soul about her delightfully decadent second novel, Animals

June 7, 2014 Comments Off on Emma Jane Unsworth tells Northern Soul about her delightfully decadent second novel, Animals

It’s an old trick in the publishing world to get a few high-profile pals of the author to say something pithy and nice about the book then plaster them somewhere prominent on the book jacket.

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Matthew Crow: ‘read as furiously and widely as you can’

April 1, 2014 Comments Off on Matthew Crow: ‘read as furiously and widely as you can’

Sonny Ashworth from Rawtenstall in Lancashire is 16 years old. In August 2012 he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML).

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Noir in the North

July 31, 2013 Comments Off on Noir in the North

In all manner of creative endeavours from music to cooking, fusion is all the rage. So why not in fiction too?

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