Pies and Prejudice: In search of the North (Paperback)
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Pies and Prejudice: In search of the North (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 07/02/2008
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From Wigan Pier to the Lake District, the author of Cider with Roadies interrogates notions of ‘the North’ with his typical ready wit, warmth and memorable turn of phrase.

The north. What is it? Where is it? Where does it begin and end, what does it mean to be northern and why, in a country that you could drop and easily lose in one of the American Great Lakes, does that two and a half hour journey from London to Manchester or Leeds still feel like crossing time zones, political borders and linguistic and cultural frontiers?

A Northerner in exile, Stuart Maconie goes on a journey in search of the North, attempting to discover where the clichés end and the truth begins.

He travels from Wigan Pier to Blackpool Tower and Newcastle's Bigg Market to the Lake District to find his own Northern Soul, encountering along the way an exotic cast of chippy Scousers, pie-eating woollybacks, topless Geordies, mad-for-it Mancs, Yorkshire nationalists and brothers in southern exile.

The bestselling Pies and Prejudice is a hugely enjoyable journey around the north of England.

A self-confessed fan of a good walk, a pint and a pork pie, Stuart Maconie is a writer, broadcaster and journalist familiar to millions from his work in print, on radio and on TV. His books include: Cider with RoadiesPies and PrejudiceAdventures on the High Teas, and The Long Road from Jarrow

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780091910235
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Stuart Maconie is the best thing to come out of Wigan since the A58 to Bolton' - Peter Kay 

'An heir to Alan Bennett ... stirring and rather wonderful' - Anthony Quinn, 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 ... Imagine Nick Danzinger meets Nik Cohen meets Ricky Tomlinson and you've got the perfect blend of humorously incisive northern-travel writing. An early contender for best travel book of the year.' - Big Issue North

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“Pies and Prejudice”

Starting in Crewe (the beginning of the north), Maconie takes us to Liverpool, Manchester, Blackpool and Newcastle and their rivalries with their neighbours - using football, music, book and T.V references.
Told with... More

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“Pies and Prejudice”

Indeed Maconie's personal tale of searching for his Northern soul is a very enjoyable one to read. The comparisons with Bill Bryson are unavoidable because of the modern way of travel writing although I find S... More

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“Pies and Prejudice”

A brilliantly written, witty and observational search for the essence of the true north. Brilliant.

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