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How Leeds Changed the World by Mick McCann
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.....!, 14 Nov 2010
Mick McCann's humour infuses what is a very intelligent, thoughful, interesting and utterly readable book. I loved the piece on Leeds Utd which totally captured both the wistful memories of attending matches with his father and the long suffering yet addictive nature of being a Leeds fan. The retrospective use of door handles also, whilst having no relevance whatsoever to the great city, had me laughing out loud in reflection of the dour, dry, wit of Yorkshiremen. An excellent book on a number of levels; both the factual and the fanciful. Ultimately it is Mick McCanns quirky, inciteful and mischevious writing style that lifts the book above a mere compendium of facts.
Hot Knife - Love, Bullets and Revenge in Leeds, Yo&hellip by John Lake
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read, 1 May 2008
Mr Lake's first book and the first of many I hope. An absorbing read which makes ones eyes water at times but - never less than entertaining. Go buy it now.
Coming Out as a Bowie Fan in Leeds, Yorkshire, Eng&hellip by Mick McCann
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This book is kinda poignant, funny and ironic and makes for a very entertaining read. It certainly wasn't easy coming out as a Bowie fan in the environs of Leeds in the 70's certainly if one chose to emulate Dame David by wearing a ton of slap and dressing, let's just say, "flamboyantly". Mick McCanns early memoirs sum up the mixed reaction from the playground bullyboys to the east Leeds girls all looking to take a "piece" of him. The book has resonance for all us forty and fifty somethings who were blown away by the first appearance of ziggy stardust and the various Bowie personas thereafter and the way the music and image moulded a generation.

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