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Will Dean (c) Rosalind Hobley

“I am an outsider.” Northern Soul talks to crime writer Will Dean about his debut Dark Pines

September 18, 2018 No Comments

Will Dean’s Dark Pines is one of this year’s hottest crime debuts, and with a back story that’s nearly as intriguing as the book itself.

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Review: Viv Albertine in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

May 16, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Viv Albertine in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

Viv Albertine tells an illuminating tale about her wilderness years spent trapped in a dreary, constrictive marriage.

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Review: Brett Anderson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

April 4, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Brett Anderson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

Full and frank disclosure from the off: I am and have always been a Suede fan.

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CLAIRE Tomalin BY MICHAEL

“However unhappy you are, you can always escape into a book.” Claire Tomalin talks to Northern Soul

November 20, 2017 Comments Off on “However unhappy you are, you can always escape into a book.” Claire Tomalin talks to Northern Soul

The last time I saw Claire Tomalin in Manchester she was battling some sort of rave act in order to be heard.

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Review: Hollie McNish & Jackie Hagan, Manchester Literature Festival

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Hollie McNish & Jackie Hagan, Manchester Literature Festival

What a night! Never before have I sat in a library swigging wine out of the bottle all the while laughing until my ribs actually ached.

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Review: Simon Schama, Manchester Literature Festival

October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Simon Schama, Manchester Literature Festival

Simon Schama is the kind of historian I want to be when I grow up.

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Alan Hollinghurst (c) Robert Taylor, 2017

Review: Alan Hollinghurst, Manchester Literature Festival

October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Alan Hollinghurst, Manchester Literature Festival

Life as a fan of Alan Hollinghurst is a game of patience. You have to wait a good few years for the next fix to come along – but it’s worth it.

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Review: Outsiders – Five Women Who Changed the World by Lyndall Gordon, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Outsiders – Five Women Who Changed the World by Lyndall Gordon, Manchester Literature Festival

I’m tired of being told what a woman should and shouldn’t say.

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Harriet Harman, Manchester International Festival

Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

What do breakfast kippers, a curry and a book about law all have in common?

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Review: Set the Boy Free by Johnny Marr, Manchester Literature Festival

November 18, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Set the Boy Free by Johnny Marr, Manchester Literature Festival

There’s a bit of armchair psychology which often gets trotted out on the subject of great musicians.

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