Self and Insensibility

No one who had known Will Elliot during any period of his life could have hoped for him to be anything other than what he had always been. Reaching for the last cardboard sleeve from the depleted pile next to the stirrers, he turned towards the curious woman at his side, who, he thought, had…

For Manchester, forever.

Originally posted on Left and Leaving:
Eight days ago we lost 22 of our own. I watched all this unfold from Colombia and it felt strange, watching the people of my city rise so fast from such a hard hit warmed my heart as much as the attack had broken it, not being able to…

The Professor

A review of Charlotte Brontë’s very first novel, rejected for publication before the more successful ‘Jane Eyre’, and an insight into its inspiration.

Calverly

They said let’s go to Calverly for the afternoon, check out our old haunt. We’ll hang out just like we used to. So, we drove out of the hustle, bustle, toil and trouble of Leeds city centre, through the inbetweeny suburbs, into the countryside and the little village which we loved, Cara in the driver’s…

Take a Walk on the Writer’s Side

If you walk straight down Oxford Road with Central Library at your back, you’ll pass the Palace Theatre on your way out of town. If you keep walking you’ll pass the Aquatics Centre, the RNCM and, if your legs aren’t tired yet, you’ll come to the Manchester Museum. If you walk a street across to…