Geordismo: Review of The Book of Newcastle

Although the cities of the North East might be quiet right now under lockdown, Alice Patchett escapes into the Book of Newcastle, a collection of short stories that roams the urban environment in search of everyday, lively moments of community and place. In Julia Darling’s ‘Calling from Newcastle’, which opens The Book of Newcastle, one... Continue Reading →

A Puck of Poetry: Review of Mischief, by Peter Bennet

Peter Bennet’s latest collection, Mischief, takes readers from rural Northumberland to the aisles of Tesco, blending classical references with contemporary wit along the way. Soumyaroop Majumdar reviews. There is a lot to be said about the ordering of a collection, and with the very first poem, ‘The Place I am’, Peter Bennet pitches into the... Continue Reading →

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