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Description 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 New... more

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a warm and humourous read

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Although being hailed as the English Bill Bryson, Stuart Maconie has a distinct advantage over his American literary brother in his search for that mythical realm called Middle England. Whereas Bryson comes at the subject matter as an outsider (yes, he is an Anglicized Yank, but a Yank...

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Review of Adventures On The High Teas - Stuart Maconie

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“A Memoir Through Music”

published 06/04/2010

Humorous and witty

Ends on a bit of a sour note

After reading and enjoying "Pies and Prejudice" by Stuart Maconie, I decided to read this earlier book of his, which was trailed in his more recent one. "Cider with Roadies" takes its title from a play on words from one of Maconie's favourite books, Lawrie Lee's "Cider with Rosie", as he states...

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Review of Cider With Roadies - Stuart Maconie

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Great prose, funny and warm hearted - like your archetypal northerner

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

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