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John Irving and Jeanette Winterson

John Irving in conversation with Jeanette Winterson

February 7, 2016 Comments Off on John Irving in conversation with Jeanette Winterson

With his huge reputation, millions of sales and shelf-full of awards, John Irving is one of the world’s best-loved authors. Last week he made a rare visit to Manchester to talk about his latest novel Avenue Of Mysteries for an appreciative, sold-out audience at Literature Live.

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Red-eyed leaf frog

Froggy Fun at Manchester’s Vivarium (and vital conservation work to boot)

March 12, 2014 Comments Off on Froggy Fun at Manchester’s Vivarium (and vital conservation work to boot)

It’s a well-known fact that amphibians and reptiles are cold-blooded. But it wasn’t until I held a red-eyed leaf frog, stroked a python and tickled a chameleon that I realised the truth of that observation.

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