The Queen of Romance, Marguerite Jervis: A Biography by Liz Jones

Bookclub chaired by Natalia Elliot discussing The Queen of Romance by Liz Jones, a biography of Marguerite Jervis

PUBLISHED ON: 27/07/21

CATEGORY: Bookclub video

Bookclub discussing the biography, The Queen of Romance, by Liz Jones, about the mass-selling romance novelist Marguerite Jervis (1886-1964), who was …

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Rivers Joining

Poem by Graham Mort

PUBLISHED ON: 28/07/20

CATEGORY: Poetry

Freshwater mussels, coffee bean brown, cleaned by oyster catchers that jostle where the Wenning brunts the Lune. We gaze upstream at the Howgills, the …

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Algorithm

PUBLISHED ON: 28/07/20

CATEGORY: Poetry

i.m. Michael Wessells   The phone rings because Michael has died. I saw him yesterday and said goodbye as he passed behind me, tall, gathering hi …

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The Girl Before You

Chris Moss

PUBLISHED ON: 26/06/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

It’s the late Nineties at the campus university of a fictitious town in northern England. Kat fancies Richard who fancies Ruth who is seduced by Georg …

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Fade to Grey

While publisher No Exit may be hoping here for a long-running crime series, The Bridge-style, Chris Moss can’t help feeling that this literary-turned-genre author’s heart is not in this novel

PUBLISHED ON: 29/01/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

When the history of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century literatures is written, there’ll be a paragraph on ‘the crime fiction boom’, or fad …

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Try the Wilderness First: Eric Gill and David Jones at Capel-y-Ffin

While a borderland hamlet may seem a useful site to locate contradictory morality, Kieron Smith writes, this book focusing mainly on Gill the artist who designed the BBC logo’s typeface, does not deal with the extent to which British entitlement can hide in plain sight

PUBLISHED ON: 30/10/18

CATEGORY: Reviews

Borders are a favourite theme among literary and cultural critics. Usually they are presented as sites of interaction and exchange, ‘liminal’ spaces w …

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The First Giraffe in England

Clive McWilliam

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Poetry

Spent her youth stooped in the dark at sea then lashed around a camel on the trek from Senaar to Cairo… Clive McWilliam was highly commended for the …

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The Financial Lives of the Poets

Ben Skelton

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Essays

The reputation of Seamus Heaney was built at least partly on the way he dealt with the big issues of his time and place – the Troubles in Northern Ire …

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Tiffany Murray

by James Lloyd

PUBLISHED ON: 11/10/12

CATEGORY: Interview

NWR: Both of your previous novels take place close to the border between England and Wales. In a previous interview you’ve mentioned that when writing …

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A Radical English Identity?

Dai George

PUBLISHED ON: 01/09/12

CATEGORY: Blog

Let’s start with two musical memories from university, neither of which, unusually, has anything to do with staying up way too late in one of Bristol’ …

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