Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North - Stuart Maconie

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Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North - Stuart Maconie

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

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ProGreat prose, funny and warm hearted - like your ar...

ConsA little smug in places

Stuart Maconie is well known these days as a DJ on Radio 2 and a "talking head" on many TV shows which involve lists, such as the 100 best love songs or whatever idea Channel 4 has to fill the schedule cheaply on a Saturday night. He used to write for the NME and Q magazine and seems to have an...

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“Hit The North”

published 28/10/2007

ProA veritable page-turner of a travelogue

ConsNothing major

One does wonder if Stuart Maconie dreams up the titles for his books before he even knows what they'll be about. In his follow up to the my-life-with-music-cum-autobiography "Cider With Roadies" our erstwhile doyen of BBC Radio and music journalism ponders the most important questions of our...

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ProAmusing, well researched

ConsSkant on the North East, heavy on musical history

I should open this review by admitting a bias. I love the North of England, and I ordered this book to learn a little more about the history of the settlements and the culture. The writer clearly also loves the North, although I did find myself chuckling along with his comments on sceptics from...

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A Northerner in exile, Stuart Maconie goes on a journey in search of the North, attempting to discover where the cliches 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. See all Product Description

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Type: Non-Fiction

Genre: Travel

Subgenre: Travel Writing

Title: Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North

Author: Stuart Maconie

Publisher: Ebury Press

Number of Pages: 352

Edition: Paperback

ISBN: 0091910226; 0091910234

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