Pies and Prejudice: In search of the North

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Random House, Sep 4, 2008 - Travel - 368 pages
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A Northerner in exile, Stuart Maconie goes on a journey in search of the North, attempting to discover where the clichés end and the truth begins. He travels from Wigan Pier to Blackpool Tower and Newcastle's Bigg Market to the Lake District to find his own Northern Soul, encountering along the way an exotic cast of chippy Scousers, pie-eating woollybacks, topless Geordies, mad-for-it Mancs, Yorkshire nationalists and brothers in southern exile.

The bestselling Pies and Prejudice is a hugely enjoyable journey around the north of England.


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User Review  - mstrust - LibraryThing

Maconie is a columnist, radio personality and travel writer from the Northern town of Wigan. In this book he travels from his adopted home of London, in the South, to all places North. He goes to ... Read full review

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User Review  - eglinton - LibraryThing

Maconie’s voice transfers convincingly to the page, and this is always entertaining and readable. It’s an affirmative account of the North of England, and its culture, a joky tone set by the use of ... Read full review


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Stuart Maconie is a writer, broadcaster and journalist familiar to millions from his work in print, on radio and on TV. His previous bestsellers have included Cider with Roadies, Pies and Prejudice and Adventures on the High Teas, and he currently hosts the afternoon show on BBC 6music with Mark Radcliffe as well as weekly show The Freak Zone. Based in the cities of Birmingham and Manchester, he can also often be spotted on top of a mountain in the Lake District with a Thermos flask and individual pork pie.

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