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Review: Kate Atkinson, Manchester Literature Festival

October 28, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Kate Atkinson, Manchester Literature Festival

I’m a binge-reader. I used to be someone who hovered over books slowly, drinking them in, pondering, possibly having a really good sniff of the spine.

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Review: Jo Brand, Manchester Literature Festival

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Jo Brand, Manchester Literature Festival

As a student in the early 90s, I spent three summers working in the Edinburgh Fringe box office.

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Appointment In Arezzo

Review – A Celebration of Muriel Spark: Jackie Kay, Alan Taylor & Louise Welsh, Manchester Literature Festival

October 18, 2018 Comments Off on Review – A Celebration of Muriel Spark: Jackie Kay, Alan Taylor & Louise Welsh, Manchester Literature Festival

It’s cosily disorientating.

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Review – BRIT(ish): Afua Hirsch, Manchester Literature Festival

October 17, 2018 Comments Off on Review – BRIT(ish): Afua Hirsch, Manchester Literature Festival

Working to forge a sense of belonging, Afua Hirsch lays out her conflicting ideologies as a half-Ghanaian, half-English woman.

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Jenni Murray

Review: An Afternoon with Jenni Murray, Manchester Literature Festival

October 11, 2018 Comments Off on Review: An Afternoon with Jenni Murray, Manchester Literature Festival

This year feels like the perfect time to welcome the launch of Jenni Murray’s new book – A History of the World in 21 Women – as we celebrate the centenary of women (those aged over 30 who had a household) gaining the vote and the rise of global feminist movements such as #TimesUp and #MeToo.

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Graham Norton

Review: An Evening with Graham Norton, Manchester Literature Festival

October 11, 2018 Comments Off on Review: An Evening with Graham Norton, Manchester Literature Festival

“I forgot you wrote it.” This was the feedback Graham Norton received from his mum which let him know he was onto a winner with this novel writing lark.

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

September 18, 2018 Comments Off on “I am an outsider.” Northern Soul talks to crime writer Will Dean about his debut Dark Pines

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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