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Review: The Girl Who Broke The Rules

If you, like me, spend a large majority of your time watching crime dramas on television, then this is definitely a book ...

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Review: Carrie Brownstein's discussion of 'Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl'

Never have I ever attended a talk by an author at a literature festival by myself. So, it was with slight trepidation ...

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Top 5: Books the Tories should read

There is no medium as powerful as a novel for providing a chilling reminder of the past, a stark reflection of the ...

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Review: The Girl Who Broke The Rules

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Review: Carrie Brownstein's discussion of 'Hunger Makes Me

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Top 5: Books the Tories should read

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Salford Crescent

A featured poem by Books Contributor Elizabeth Gibson (@Grizonne)

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Review: The Girl Who Broke The Rules

Hope Abbott reviews the new crime novel by Manchester-born author Marnie Riches

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Review: Verbose and Bad Language

Roma Havers, chair of Manchester Creative Writing Society, reviews two spoken word nights—one of which she performed at

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The Magic of Children’s Literature

Jen Borland uncovers the joy behind reading children’s books, and their power to revive old memories and bring about a sense of nostalgia

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The Alexandria Library – Curry Mile’s new bookshop

Books Editor Yasmin Mannan interviews the owners of the Alexandria Library, a new literary addition to Curry Mile

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Review: Carrie Brownstein’s discussion of ‘Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl’

Laura Walsh reviews Carrie Brownstein’s discussion about her memoir at Manchester Literature Festival 2015

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Top 5: Books the Tories should read

Joely Thomas has some reading recommendations for the Tories and their supporters

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Review: Jeremy Corbyn – Accidental Hero

Books Editor Yasmin Mannan reviews the first major study of the new Labour leader

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Top 5 lesser-known books by popular authors

Elizabeth Gibson takes a look at five lesser-known novels by popular YA authors

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Preview: Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick DeWitt

Hope Abbott looks at the upcoming novel by Man-Booker shortlisted author Patrick DeWitt

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Quincey, drugs, and excess

Benjamin Mortimer takes a look at the 19th Century essayist Thomas de Quincey’s view of drug culture, highlighting parallels with the present day

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Top 5: Books about siblings

Elizabeth Gibson picks her top 5 books which explore the relationships of siblings: the love, the hate and the feelings in-between