Sophie Snell: I have to confess it’s been a fantastic summer

Sophie Snell’s had quite the summer with a Bath Novel Award and more recently the York Festival of Writing Friday Night Live Award with her story, The Pear Drum.
With such accolades under her belt, Sophie spoke to The Fountain about York’s Festival of Writing, how setting is key to this novel and her transition from management consultant to novelist.

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Review: OMD – The Punishment of Luxury

Synth-pop stalwarts, OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) return with a new release, impressively thirteenth at that. The Punishment of Luxury showcases their influences, whilst combining their nostalgic lyrics with an underscore of Kraftwerk. This follow up to the critically acclaimed English Electric, which was released four years ago, The Punishment Of Luxury is a compilation of stylised synth-pop fused with romanticised, nostalgic lyrics of decades past.

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