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As we approach the end of 2020 and look back over the past 12 months, it’s hard to be optimistic. But we can reach for the things that spark joy and provide solace. For the team at Northern Soul, books were a great source of comfort in 2020 and we did an awful lot of reading. Some of these books were new publications, some were titles waiting patiently on our shelves, and some were old favourites. Here are our 2020 best reads to expand your ever-growing ‘To Be Read’ pile. Maybe some of them will bring you a sense of comfort too.Read the full story..
Where would we be right now without books? For all my enthusiasm to gobble up the latest series of Brooklyn Nine-Nine or bingewatch The Tiger King (if you haven’t given into the hype, then do so immediately), the only thing that quells my internal anxiety and settles my soul is reading. There’s something reassuring about the weight of a book in my hands and the steady back-and-forth of lines on the page. When we’re feeling clipped and stifled, books allow us to fly.Read the full story..
Social media gets a bad rap.Read the full story..
As we approach the end of 2019 (and the beginning of another decade) it’s tricky to remain optimistic – what with Brexit, a general election and a climate crisis. Nevertheless, this year wasn’t all fire and brimstone. If you’re a bookworm or a writer, 2019 was full of great news and excellent reads.Read the full story..
Review: Jessica Andrews and Helen Mort, Manchester Literature Festival, International Anthony Burgess Foundation
When I was a creative writing student, I was encouraged to ‘write what you know’.Read the full story..
We hoped that 2018 would be an improvement on a turbulent 2016 and an inexplicable 2017. But this year proved that [rubbish] things come in threes. Nevertheless, it wasn’t all doom and gloom. In fact, 2018 was an incredible year for bookworms and writers alike.Read the full story..
Self-doubt can be one of the biggest battles for writers.Read the full story..
When Manchester recently bid for and won UNESCO City of Literature status, part of its success was undoubtedly based on the thriving Manchester Literature Festival, an annual reminder to the world that Manchester was the city which built the UK’s first public lending library and gave the world the work of great writers including Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Burgess, Howard Jacobson and many more.Read the full story..
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