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Review: Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism

Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism is the first full-length book by Alfie Bown, editor of the excellent Everyday Analysis website and ...

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YA roundup – home and away

Young Adult fiction is flying high, with titles from the UK, US, and beyond crowding bookshops. Primarily aimed at around ages 13 to ...

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Alternative uses: Coconut oil

Some alternative uses for the white gold: 1. Car Fuel Amazing! A hippie-approved peaceful method of powering your engine and single-handedly boycotting the oil ...

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Review: Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 1
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YA roundup – home and away

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 2
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Alternative uses: Coconut oil

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 3
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Review: Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism

Jack Blenkinsopp reviews The University of Manchester alumnus Alfie Bown’s newest fast and witty critical theory novel, Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism.

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YA roundup – home and away

Elizabeth Gibson updates us on the thriving Young Adult books scene

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Alternative uses: Coconut oil

This wonder-fat has hit the nation by storm, appearing both in the kitchen and the bathroom cupboards. From fat burning to flavouring, moisturising to cleansing, is there anything this palm extract can’t do?

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In conversation with Qaisra Shahraz

Books Editor Yasmin Mannan talks to the author and University of Manchester alumnus Qaisra Shahraz about writing, injustice, feminism, radicalisation, Muslim-Jewish relations, freedom of speech, Prevent, and the struggle of identity

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Review: Revolt

Books Editor Yasmin Mannan reviews Qaisra Shahraz’s third and most recent novel Revolt, which is a triumphant exploration of everything that is it to be human

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Review: Diao Dou’s Points of Origin

Hope Abbott reviews the otherwordly, yet understated, Points of Origin—the first English translation of any work by the award-winning Chinese author Diao Dou

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Interview: David Hartley

An interview with the University of Manchester alumnus and author David Hartley about Spiderseed, flash fiction stories published by Sleepy House Press

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Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird author, dies aged 89

The author of the best-selling 20th Century novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee, has died in Alabama, aged 89

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My postmodern friend

You’re always there but never quite here. Letters flow through your veins as you breath rhetoric; your heart an amalgam of emojis I sit… waiting……

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Upcoming: An evening with Gloria Steinem

Manchester Literature Festival will be hosting an evening with the feminist author Gloria Steinmen

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Harry Potter and The Cursed Child script to be published

The script of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child will be published by Little Brown in the UK

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Review: Fates and Furies

Laura Walsh reviews Lauren Groff’s novel which explores the love and pain of marriage through multiple perspectives