Lucy Hope

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng [review]

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng [review]

BLURB Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of […]

 Sarah Sinclair

Interview: Cathy Newman brings Bloody Brilliant Women to Durham Book Festival

Interview: Cathy Newman brings Bloody Brilliant Women to Durham Book Festival

Cathy Newman is still getting used to being asked the questions, as opposed to putting them across. “I definitely find it easier asking the questions,” she laughed, backstage in her dressing room at the Gala Theatre, Durham. The Channel 4 News presenter has been getting used to being the topic of conversation.  The organisers at […]

 Alexander Beard

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman – Review

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman – Review

Mythology has long been a key ingredient in the Neil Gaiman canon, from Anansi Boys to the sprawling American Gods, Gaiman has regularly drawn inspiration from the tales of the various Gods that inhabit our folklore. As the jacket of his latest effort, the beautifully-presented Norse Mythology, tells us: the Norse myths are woven into […]

 Sophie Dishman

Top 5 books for her on Valentine’s Day

Top 5 books for her on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be a great day to give your female significant other a book to show how much you care. Northern Lights has compiled a list of top 5 books for her on Valentine’s Day. 1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. This is perhaps one the most heartbreaking novels – of the year. […]

 Sophie Dishman

Top 5 books for him on Valentine’s Day

Top 5 books for him on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be a great day to give your male significant other a book to show how much you care. Northern Lights has compiled a list of top 5 books for him on Valentine’s Day. 1. Lean in 2015 by Joe Wicks. It’s the book that’s been flying off the shelves since it’s release […]

 Sophie Dishman

Nine books being made into films in 2016

Northern Lights has compiled a list of nine books being made into films in 2016. Here’s the ones we think you should read before watching the film adaptation.  1.The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff – The book is a fictionalised version of events inspired by a true story. It tells the tale of Lili Elbe, who was […]

 Sophie Dishman

Wearside author Sheila Quigley to give talk in Sunderland

Wearside author Sheila Quigley to give talk in Sunderland

Wearside author Sheila Quigley is to give a talk about her new crime novel at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. She will be talking about the location that inspired her latest book, The Sound Of Silence. The talk will take place on Saturday, January 16, at 10.30am in the Glass Yard. Quigley became famous […]

 Sophie Dishman

Top 10 Books of 2015

Top 10 Books of 2015

Books have been popular this year despite the rise of the Kindle and other technology-driven ways to read books. Here the top 10 books of 2015 from the team at Northern Lights!  1. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. This may be one of the most successful books of the year. It’s a captivating […]

 Sophie Dishman

Top 10 Books for Christmas

Top 10 Books for Christmas

The Northern Lights team have come up with some literary ideas for your book-loving family and friends. Check out our top 10 books for Christmas.  1. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. This book is also on the top 10 list for 2015 by all of us at Northern Lights but it’s also a […]