The literary influences which shaped my writing are varied – from the weekly cliff hanger in the schoolgirl comics of my childhood to the great ladies of detective fiction – Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell. I … Continue reading
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Owen Jones, The Independent columnist, political commentator and author of Chavs:The Demonization of the Working Class, presented the Fourth Frow Lecture, organised by the Working Class Movement Library, on 4 May 2013. Owen Jones, brought up in nearby Stockport, an … Continue reading
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To Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. ‘As citizens of Manchester, assembled at the Free-Trade Hall, we beg to express our fraternal sentiments towards you and your country. We rejoice in your greatness, as an outgrowth of England, whose … Continue reading
David Miliband 7 March, 2012, at the University of Manchester It was standing-room only, in a buzzing lecture theatre at the University of Manchester, when David Miliband spoke to PolSoc students as part of a tour of universities to support … Continue reading
Vibrant, vital, attractive and smart. Well, I have to confess to plagiarising Hillary Clinton, but I could only agree with her assessment of David Miliband as he deftly answered some tricky questions from author and DJ Dave Haslam, including the … Continue reading