Category Archives: Extracts

Offerings from Look At What You Could Have Won by Lee Ashworth

The City Within the City

An abridged extract from the novel Look At What You Could Have Won: The whole city was running into the canal.  The drips on the windows of the apartments had long since turned to shiny streaks, illuminated by interior lights, … Continue reading

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“All I am is a cipher…”

An interview with Northern Quarter’s Stephanie Sez. Extract from the novel Look At What You Could Have Won. “It’s a quarter to two in the afternoon and I’m making my rather leisurely way down the Rochdale Canal on board The Lass … Continue reading

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Zero Carbon City Rhythms

An extract from the novel Look At What You Could Have Won: They hit the Oxford Road and took a tram into town.  Julie could hear the music already, she could feel it seeping through the wet sodden streets, see … Continue reading

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Zero Waste Park

An extract from the novel Look At What You Could Have Won: “Zero Waste Park,” Danny had said. “It might sound like a load of rubbish but I want you to cover as much of it as you can over … Continue reading

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Manifesto Soul

I dreamt me a manifesto soul Coup d’etat, I’m taking over I build my world with stepping stones From the inside out I write the code I draw the lines I read the signs Black and white Red and yellow … Continue reading

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Northern Quarter live review

NORTHERN QUARTER:  The Doll Hospital, Manchester. You might feel like you’ve been stitched up when you see the obstacle course  that obscures the entrance to this new Piccadilly haunt, but even if you arrive with a serious injury, it seems … Continue reading

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Soundcheck (A prologue)

Double yellow lines disappear beneath the tread of the wheels.  Both doors of the cab swing open and two men in hooded jackets step out, set the timer and dissolve into the crowds of early morning shoppers.  Outside the department … Continue reading

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