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The Damned Utd by David Peace
The Damned Utd by David Peace
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
It's worth remembering that this is a work of fiction - because you'll more than likely become so embroiled in the club politics, so in awe at Clough's undoubted inspirational skills, and so full of pity for an obviously tortured soul, that you'll have to keep re-reminding yourself!

Swept away on a tide of 70s nostalgia, this is the footballing equivalent of Life on Mars - when players smoked, drank and partied `til the end of their careers, and then opened a pub.

Clough is portrayed as the egotistical maniac that he evidently was, but an attempt to delve into his complex psyche leads you to empathise with the flaws in his character, but sympathise for the love of the… Read more
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) [Adu&hellip by J. K. Rowling
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars That's that then!, 29 Sep 2007
Excellent last book bringing the series to a close.

A few twists and turns, some expected from book 1 though.

Good bok for the purists, leaves some questions open even ...
Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North by Stuart Maconie
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Enjoyed by slightly myopic Northerner!

Never intended as a definitive Northern critical analysis, but more as an insight into some Northern places, psople and culture.

Worth reading with dewy-eyed recollection if (like me) you're a displaced Northerner, or either recalcitrant eye-rolling (see the 1 star reviewers), or interesting eye-opener - if you're Southern.

Long Live the North.

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