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Funny but a little dull at times,
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This review is from: Mark Steel's In Town (Paperback)
This is a great book if you know/are particularly interested in the town you are reading about.
There are also some classic lines about certain towns you may not be bothered about eg) [something along the lines of] You can see Didcot power station from anywhere in Southern England, even when you least expect to, as it is on wheels and they move it around to comply with environmental regulations in any given area. Or Milton Keynes and the quadratic equation to work out where you need to go. Or Coventry's history being almost entirely surrounding transport, but it being impossible to leave due to the ring road.
Sometimes though, it is a little dull. On the chapter on Birmingham the author goes off on a massive tangent and it is more akin to Bill Bryson than a humourous and lighthearted travel book.
Generally though the style throughout is fantastic dry humour.