Not Adverse To Verse

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Hip hop culture and the popularity of rap battle leagues such as Don’t Flop, demonstrate as clever, witty and brilliant grasp of language as some of our most treasured English poets, not to mention that the lyrics of Alex Turner have as much depth as some of the greatest examples of English verse. So why does the word ‘poetry’ seem to stick More...

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By Jessie Coleman On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
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TS Eliot Prize For Poetry Tour – Review

On 10th October, Liverpool’s The Bluecoat was privileged enough to be one of the ten venues which welcomed a tour organised by the Poetry Book Society, in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the T S Eliot More...

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By Alice Sholl On Sunday, June 16th, 2013
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Book shops: remind yourself how to browse

Yesterday I took a step I have rarely recently made – into a Waterstone’s. There is usually little incentive to enter such a place, especially for a student, or into any bookshop for that matter. With the disappearance More...

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By Frances Greenfield On Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
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Leaf to host fundraiser for The Reader

On Friday 10 May, The Reader will be holding a fundraising event at Leaf on Bold Street to coincide with the In Other Words literary festival. The fundraiser will include a literary themed pub quiz, plus extra games More...

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By Alice Sholl On Monday, April 22nd, 2013
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Ditch the film, read the book: dark novels that didn’t work on film

We’ve all been there when one of your favourite books, your secret favourite, your book-mantra, the crème da la crème of your book pile is turned into a movie. When you first hear about it, you might see the More...

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By James Caven On Thursday, March 7th, 2013
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Untold story of John Lennon chronicled in new book

A new book on John Lennon is to be released next month, focusing on a significant and largely untold story of the former Beatle’s life. Titled ‘Lennon Bermuda’, the book focuses on the musician’s time spent More...

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By Maisie Ridgway On Thursday, February 21st, 2013
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Moby Dick on the Mersey

On Saturday 4 – Monday 6 May, Liverpool’s first ever Moby Dick marathon read with be taking place down at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. The event will see around 135 volunteers tackle a chapter of the More...

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By Alice Sholl On Sunday, January 13th, 2013
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How to be a woman: review

Like many females probably did this Christmas, among a selection of books I was given was Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman. It was either because my family know of my interest in gender issues, or that it said More...

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By Alice Sholl On Sunday, December 23rd, 2012
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12 Days of Xmas: Four books for the Scrooge this Christmas

The warm, glowing smile of Christmas is preparing to reach its peak this week, and for those with a Scrooge within us, it is when we most need an escape. So whether you need to hide from the ginger nut lattes at More...

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By Maisie Ridgway On Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
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Writer of the week: Roald Dahl

“So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.” 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 From Mr. and Mrs. Twit to Fantastic More...