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How readers saved The Poetry Business in Sheffield

"I'm always surprised when people don't know we're here," says Ellen McLeod, manager and co-director of The Poetry Business which – challenging the idea that the UK's literary industry must be based in the capital – operates from an office on smart Campo Lane in Sheffield city centre, just behind the Anglican cathedral.
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Stan Skinny and Teah Lewis, who are organising 'Sheffield Does 69 Love Songs' at DINA on Cambridge Street later this month. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Sheffield Does 69 Love Songs: Musicians to play classic album in full

"I suppose I just wanted to do something pretty epic and a bit different," says the poet and comedian Stan Skinny who, along with fellow songwriter Teah Lewis, has taken on an enormous task - staging a concert in Sheffield that involves playing, live and acoustically, every single track from The Magnetic Fields' classic album 69 Love Songs, all in one go.
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Jodi Picoult interview: ‘Half of my fan mail is from men... and yet I get called a women’s fiction author’

Jodi Picoult once said superstition prompted her to write issue-driven books that put her 'through the emotional wringer’. The US author’s global hit My Sister's Keeper, which became a Hollywood movie, featured a young girl with leukaemia whose sister rebels against her role as a bone-marrow donor, while her latest novel, A Spark of Light, is set in a reproductive clinic where those inside are taken hostage by a gun-toting protester.
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Jodi Picoult interview: ‘My fan mail is 50 per cent male... and yet I get called a women’s fiction author’

Jodi Picoult once said superstition prompted her to write issue-driven books that put her 'through the emotional wringer’. The US author’s global hit My Sister's Keeper, which became a Hollywood movie, featured a young girl with leukaemia whose sister rebels against her role as a bone-marrow donor, while her latest novel, A Spark of Light, is set in a reproductive clinic where those inside are taken hostage by a gun-toting protester.
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