Divided we are not

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Oldham gets a lot of bad press, including misrepresentation from Nigel Farage this week claiming that many areas in Oldham are ‘no-go areas’. It just so happens that the venue for my author event was smack bang in the centre of one of these areas. Alexandra Park, a beautiful Victorian space in the heart of Oldham, is often pitched by racists as somewhere race war battles are in full force every day of the week.


Writing as an extreme sport

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I’ve been on holiday. I debated with myself for a while about bringing the laptop. With a deadline looming it was the only way forward. But what about the distraction of the internet whilst I was supposed to be on holiday? Would I be tempted to Facebook and tweet every second of my long awaited […]