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Meet Fly on the Wall Press

Shortlisted for ‘Small Press of Year 2020’ at the British Book Awards, Fly on the Wall Press publish high quality anthologies on prickly issues, chapbooks and poetry, from exceptional poets and writers in Manchester, and from around the globe.

Brothers & Sisters asks founder Isabelle Kenyon how she set up her indie business, how the publishing house provides a platform for new writing talent and her recommendations for our 2021 reading list.

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Introducing Le Social

Quality, natural wines delivered to your door by a vino aficionado with a little chin wag thrown in? Sounds good doesn’t it?

Exactly what Jerome, founder of Le Social, discovered when he delivered expertly selected wines to friends in early lockdown. Since then Le Social has matured into a community with a shared interest in fine food, wellbeing and, of course, stunningly good wine….

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Introducing Old Town General Store

Like many other indie shops, on Wednesday December 2nd Old Town General Store in Stockport will joyfully open its doors to customers again. Unlike most of its shop mates, the store was first launched at the end of October and was open for just a few days before the second lockdown. Gulp.

In today’s blog, the store owner Tony tells us why he set up shop in the middle of a pandemic, why quality socks could be on everyone’s Christmas list this year and what’s kept him going through this rollercoaster we call 2020…

Tony outside Old Town General Store in Stockport.