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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The song of the semi-detached
Park and Ride is a cutting yet also cleverly warm-hearted look at the new suburbia. Miranda Sawyer can come across as a sarky little fox at times but this is just the acquired self-defensive sharpness of the urban-dwelling suburbanite. The book is really one big road trip in her battered 1970s Peugeot as she visits her old haunts in the suburban north-west, as well as...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Please . No more
Take a nice Oxbridge education, add in a nice soft media job & a dash of self publicity & this is the result. Truly appalling old rot.I dont agree with the principle of book burning, but if I had to nominate a seletion of turgid & badly crafted works for the hypothetical bonfire, then this would surely be on the very top of the pile. Though not as offensive as the smug...
Published on 31 Dec. 2003 by meddling_kids


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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute rubbish, 23 April 2001
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This book is the biggest load of rubbish I have bought in the last 5 years. It is a disjointed collection of nonsense with almost no humour and frankly I put it down after the first 5 chapters and refuse to open it again.
Take my advice: Do not buy it
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars an insightful and sometimes humourous look at britain today, 4 Feb. 2002
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This is a very insightful look at the suburban Britain of today. There are some parts (the first few chapters) that take a while to get going but once you hit the half-way point in the book, you'll find yourself giggling in agreement as Sawyer writes about the great life dogs have, the young men looking for a fight on the streets of Douglass, and the ever prominent "visitors centre" along the side of the motorway. I came onto amazon today to try to buy another book by Sawyer only to find that this is her first work. I can't wait for the next!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 'Hoolies from Lacey' indeed, 7 Feb. 2000
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This review is from: Park And Ride: Adventures in Suburbia (Hardcover)
An excellent book for those who have heard all the latest 'news and views' about the Village of Wilmslow in the 1990s. The book starts by travelling back to the 1980s where the outer skin of the Village is well described. It then goes on a voyage of discovery through the suburbs in search of middle England. Indeed if you are lucky there may be a chapter that deals with the area in which you grew up. An extremely interesting read, all in all, which highlights the potential of one of England's brightest literary prospects.
A Hoolie from Lacey! (Dill)
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A true to life account of what really goes on in suburbia., 20 May 2001
I read this book from cover to cover and thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. It brought back the memories of the eighties perfectly, it was as though I was re-living that decade again. A lot of the book was very true to life and I remember the white stiletto's, I'm embarrassed to say, they weren't just in the suburbs of Wilmslow. A wonderful insight to the attractions of the country, which I could compare with. I will be looking out for the next novel.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Luverly!, 21 Oct. 1999
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Hi, Miranda, well done. I have no idea if you remember we were at Pembroke together, anyway you have made me laugh. You might remember I am from the next town to Wilmslow, Knutsford, and I recognise a lot....
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