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The Manchester Compendium: A Street-by-Street History of England's Greatest Industrial City Paperback – 7 May 2009

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Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (7 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141029307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141029306
  • Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 484,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Glinert writes entertainingly and clearly about the history of each district, street by street ! this is an essential volume for anyone with an interest in the city' Independent 'It could be the new Manchester bible' Middleton & North Manchester Guardian 'It could be the new Manchester bible' Middleton & North Manchester Guardian

About the Author

Ed Glinert was born in Dalston, East London. His fascination with people and place, coupled with his forensic gift for digging out obscure stories, have made him one of the most acclaimed writers about London. He now turns his attention to his home town, Manchester. His previous books include The London Compendium, East End Chronicles, West End Chronicles and Literary London.


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It seems I was a little late in coming to this book. I lap up anything connected with the city of Manchester as I grew up close to the city centre in the 50s and 60s. This book kept me interested all through the recent Christmas holidays and as someone else said in a review it was only the lack of a few maps or diagrams that it didn't get 5 stars.

I think it's hilarious that all those 1 star reviews were written at approx. the same time to discredit the author and this book. I personally never even looked at the reviews at the time I decided I wanted it as a present. As if anyone would take what these people said seriously , most of those reviews looked as if they were regurgitating what others has said just because of some implied slight over ,of all things, football. Oh please , credit the great reading public with a little intelligence in future ,all you 1 star reviewers!

I found all the information very easy to read and loved the street by street aspect. I just had one of my Godfrey maps with me whilst reading which helped put everything in place. I was totally absorbed and would recommend the book.
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I just wanted to defend this extremely informative and entertaining book. After carefully reading all the reviews I became aware that many of the 'complaints' did not mention specific flaws or errors in the book, and there were quite a few Manchester City FC references. I searched on the internet for the author Ed Glinert and found a Manchester City Football Club supporters website called bluemoon-mcfc where there were appaling and threatening obscenities written about Ed Glinert and this book. Below are excerpts from the bluemoon-mcfc website recommending their members to write on Amazon on 5th November 2009.(Please note you will see the majority of negative reviews for this book were added to Amazon on or shortly after 5th November 2009);

"...Get on Amazon and review the hard back and paper back, I've just given it one star and a damming review and it's knocked 1/2 a star off its overall rating....

I dare say a large number on here have Amazon accounts so get to it...

Don't be too obvious just give it crummy over all ratings..don't go in to a rant about City/United etc... and it will have a real affect on sales..

Suggest a rival book in your review aswell such as Crime City etc.. as most people will definitely not buy a book if a few reveiwers advise another one instead.."

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"...Just keep the 1 star reviews coming in on Amazon for all his books..."

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"...I've done my review. Has the book been out a while? Because if it has and there's a sudden glut of reviews and interest, it's obvious what has happened.
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I bought this as a gift for my dad who was born in Salford 70+ years ago and Manchester was always his stomping ground. He LOVED it. It was great for him to find out all about buildings and streets that he's walked past or along for many years and never really given much thought to. He definitely recommends it to people interested in the city. If it is indeed true that Manchester City fans (many of whom appear unable to spell very simple words)have some ridiculous vendetta against this book then Amazon should do something about it.
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Firstly, a confession, as the nom de plume indicates I am a United fan, and so may be accused of being as biased as the 1 star brigade below. Which, as "The Genealogist" has pointed out, are part of a concerted campaign by a Manchester City FC website. The cause apparently being a couple of mild digs in their direction by Ed Glinert.
For those not familiar with Manchester football politics, a brief (and not entirely objective) résumé may assist. For large periods of the twentieth century United and City competed quite equally, all this changed in the 1990s when City sunk to the third tier of English football and United won just about everything. Added to this, United had gained worldwide prominence as a result of its survival from the 1958 Munich air disaster (when a young and highly promising team was lost on its pioneering challenge for European glory, but whose successors went on to achieve this goal 10 years later). The result was that United's support had spread worldwide. To assuage their pain City fans invented a (quite clever and certainly effective) myth that all Mancunians supported City. This gained credence throughout the country, particularly as other football fans in far away places like Surrey were irked by neighbours cheering on United trophies in their locals. This was all quite fine, until (like the Scousers before them) the City fans began to believe their own myth, and a troglodyte Mancunian tendency was born (viz "Liam Gallagher"): narrowly inward-looking, and so an effective denial of this once world-shaking and cosmopolitan city. This means that any reference to Manchester that doesn't blow smoke up their collective rear ends is howled down as heresy. Mr Glinert has fallen foul of this.
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