Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North

Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North

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by Stuart Maconie
     
 

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A northerner in exile, stateless and confused, hearing rumors of Harvey Nichols in Leeds and Maseratis in Wilmslow, the author goes in search of The North. Delving into his own past, it is a riotously funny journey in search of where the cliches end and the truth begins. He travels from Wigan Pier to Blackpool Tower, the Bigg Market in Newcastle to the

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A northerner in exile, stateless and confused, hearing rumors of Harvey Nichols in Leeds and Maseratis in Wilmslow, the author goes in search of The North. Delving into his own past, it is a riotously funny journey in search of where the cliches end and the truth begins. He travels from Wigan Pier to Blackpool Tower, the Bigg Market in Newcastle to the daffodil-laden Lake District in search of his own Northern Soul, encountering along the way an exotic cast of characters while he battles with his own identity.

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"Stirring and rather wonderful."  —The Sunday Times

"Funnier than Bill Bryson. There’s lots to love about Maconie’s North—even for Southern Jessies."  —Metro

"Maconie makes a jovial, self-deprecating narrator. Sharp and funny."  —The Guardian

"A lyrical, passionate, humorous and argumentative tour du force . . . the perfect blend of humorously incisive northern-travel writing. An early contender for best travel book of the year."  —Big Issue North

"A witty travelogue."  —Christchurch City Libraries Blog

Christchurch City Libraries Blog
A witty travelogue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780091910235
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/07/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Maconie is a journalist and writer whose books include the acclaimed official biographies of both Blur and James as well as his musical odyssey Cider With Roadies.

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Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RichChappo More than 1 year ago
A very entertaining tour around the north of England in the affable company of Stuart Maconie. Informative and funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terble