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The Reactor

Book Review: The Reactor by Nick Blackburn

February 1, 2022 Comments Off on Book Review: The Reactor by Nick Blackburn

Reading is my way of making sense of the world around me.

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Nick Blackburn. credit: Christa Holka

Into the Zone: Nick Blackburn writes about his debut memoir, The Reactor

January 25, 2022 Comments Off on Into the Zone: Nick Blackburn writes about his debut memoir, The Reactor

Last year, I used to come home to the North. This year I’m working in London mostly, and I miss it.

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Daring to Hope - A Memoir of the 1970’s by Sheila Rowbotham

Book Review: Daring to Hope – A Memoir of the 1970s by Sheila Rowbotham

November 16, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Daring to Hope – A Memoir of the 1970s by Sheila Rowbotham

Three weeks ago, I became a grandmother to little girl called Emerald Green. I keep saying it’s wonderful but, truthfully, I’ve been unnerved by her.

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And Away...by Bob Mortimer

Book Review: And Away…by Bob Mortimer

September 29, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: And Away…by Bob Mortimer

“Who’s the best, Vic or Bob?”

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A Stinging Delight

Book Review: A Stinging Delight – A Memoir by David Storey

June 6, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: A Stinging Delight – A Memoir by David Storey

Throughout his memoir, A Stinging Delight, David Storey wrangles with a sense of loss that was hardwired into him before he was born.

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I Belong Here, Anita Sethi

Book Review: I Belong Here by Anita Sethi

May 2, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: I Belong Here by Anita Sethi

In early summer 2019, Anita Sethi was sitting in a packed carriage on the TransPennine Express train from Liverpool to Newcastle when she was racially abused by a man who, among other abhorrent things, told her to “go back to where you are from”.

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John Craven

Headlines and Hedgerows: TV legend John Craven talks to Northern Soul

September 26, 2019 Comments Off on Headlines and Hedgerows: TV legend John Craven talks to Northern Soul

I know we all say it about the tele of our childhoods, but kids’ TV in the 70s really was special.

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Death and the Elephant, Raz Shaw

Book Review: Death and the Elephant by Raz Shaw

October 2, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Death and the Elephant by Raz Shaw

Julie Hesmondhalgh reviews Death and the Elephant for Northern Soul. 

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Brix Smith Start - Credit Amelia Troubridge

Review: The Rise, the Fall and the Rise by Brix Smith Start

May 24, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Rise, the Fall and the Rise by Brix Smith Start

When Brix Smith first arrived in Manchester back in May 1983, she experienced an almighty culture shock.

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Alexei Sayle, credit John Falzon

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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