Review: Normal People

Sally Rooney is the literary darling of the moment. For many, her novels, Conversations with Friends and Normal People, capture the voice of a generation, and have earned her a place in the millennial zeitgeist.

‘On the margins of society’: Why lockdown is a terrifying prospect for Britain’s most vulnerable women

In the eyes of many, the coronavirus lockdown will be characterised by a series of First World problems. MM spoke to those living off an unstable salary, which could mean unemployment, eviction and homelessness, while for those facing violence from their partner, it could mean life or death. Here Emma Morgan speak to women’s charities and campaigns across Manchester, to learn more about the potentially disastrous consequences of lockdown for the North West’s most exposed and unprotected women.

Ignoring coronavirus: A cultural guide

Nostalgic for the innocence of a pre-coronavirus world, MM have compiled a list of books and podcasts that contain no mention of disease or contagion, and that might provide a welcome moment of distraction from the panic unfolding around us.