Books by Glenda Young

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Pies and Prejudice


Stuart Maconie’s new book Pies and Prejudice, In Search of the North is a cracking good read. I’m almost finished it and have just discovered the village where I was born and bred even gets a name-check. It’s mostly the North-West that he covers in the book but I can just about forgive him for that as it’s a cracking read. Mind you, the reason I like the book so much is that I’m probably his intended audience being a Northerner having an ongoing love/hate relationship with living in London. Travelling either on GNER or by road, my North begins at York. For Maconie-man, the North begins in Stoke on Trent, which sounds more like the Midlands to me.

5 comments:

KAZ said...

Not as good as 'Cider with Roadies' - but still a great read for us self indulgent Northeners.

The North begins at Manchester.

Flaming Nora said...

My fella reckons it's Sheffield.

Rich said...

I found it got on my nerves a bit towards the end. It was as though you can't love the north without hating the south. I enjoyed it though, all in all.

The north starts at Grantham.

FayeMark said...

Nora
Did you read this book? Stuart says in the 2nd chapter the north for him starts in Crewe.

londonlee said...

I thought everyone knew the North starts at Watford.

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