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This review is from: Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North (Paperback)
A witty and interesting book which was more than just a search for 't'north' ...after all I don't really care exactly where it is...I just know I live there!!
The social history of some of our much loved northern towns and cities was indeed warmly told from the bands of Liverpool and Manchester to the shipyards on Wearside and plenty in between.
Maconie adds his own style of wry humour to his tour of the north and yes, he does have a bias towards the north, but doesn't really slag off the south...just made me chuckle at the differences. After all just because Sunderland folks think it's a heatwave at the same temperature southerners are "...togged up in car coats and parkas..." is more amusing observation than a flattering description. But then I'm from Yorkshire so prone to exaggeration! ;-)
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Initial post: 26 Feb 2009 20:21:57 GMT
I don't understand your comment. I'm from God's own Broad Acres, entirely hewn from millstone grit, embellished with finest Sheffield steel (not that cheap tat you get from Korea these days) and with Theakstones ale coursing through my veins with a pulse throbbing to 'On Ilkla Moor Bh'at hat', and I have never been prone to exaggeration, or hyperbole.
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