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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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Adventures in VHS

Adventures in VHS: a love affair with the video

May 24, 2016 Comments Off on Adventures in VHS: a love affair with the video

Recently, the BBC Store, the Corporation’s portal for buying legal TV downloads, announced a bold new initiative: for every digital purchase made, customers would receive a VHS copy of the programme delivered straight to their door.

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Alexei Sayle talks to Northern Soul

March 10, 2016 Comments Off on Alexei Sayle talks to Northern Soul

There’s a moment in Thatcher Stole My Trousers – Alexei Sayle’s new volume of memoirs covering his ascent to comedy stardom – in which he finally gets to pass through the doors of London’s Capital Radio for the first time.

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Steve Coogan

Review: Easily Distracted by Steve Coogan

November 14, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Easily Distracted by Steve Coogan

Back in 2002, when 24 Hour Party People was released, New Order’s Peter Hook described Steve Coogan’s casting as Tony Wilson as ‘the biggest twat in Manchester being played by the second biggest twat in Manchester’. That’s pretty harsh.

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An obsessive Morrissey fan attempts List of the Lost

September 26, 2015 Comments Off on An obsessive Morrissey fan attempts List of the Lost

‘Of course the same thing happened to Keats, you know.’

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Kate Mosse

“Write every single day” Kate Mosse talks to Northern Soul

September 24, 2015 Comments Off on “Write every single day” Kate Mosse talks to Northern Soul

I’m sitting at my desk in pyjamas and waiting for the call to connect. It’s a Tuesday morning, the dog is staring at me from the doorway, and it’s all a little bit nerve-wracking.

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Stuart Maconie

Back to basics: Stuart Maconie on the North

September 12, 2015 Comments Off on Back to basics: Stuart Maconie on the North

When it comes to contemporary Northern voices, Stuart Maconie’s is among the most familiar – and not only because the voice in question can be heard most days on BBC 6 Music.

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David Constantine by Nathan Cox

David Constantine talks to Northern Soul

August 29, 2015 Comments Off on David Constantine talks to Northern Soul

David Constantine has long been recognised as one of England’s finest living proponents of the short story form.

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Book Review: The Secret Baby Room by DD Johnston

August 26, 2015 Comments Off on Book Review: The Secret Baby Room by DD Johnston

As a child I used to try and make a good book last forever.

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