It's Not Grim Up North - Judith Holder Reviews
Description:ISBN 056352281X / Genre: Non-Fiction / Author: Judith Holder / Publisher: BBC Books / Released: 1.09.2005 / North of Watford (and west of ... more
It's Not Grim Up North - Judith Holder ... Reading, for that matter) there exists a part of the country that rarely gets a look-in from our London-centric national media. Three-quarters of the country, in fact. And yet its London, London, London all they ever hear is London! Well, London and the South. The royals, the Olympic bid, film premieres, overcrowding at Heathrow, union problems on the Underground, something provocative at the Tate Modern, Congestion Charging, and Bridget bloody Jones. Surely theres a balance to be redressed here? A light-hearted and humorous look at what its really like outside the M25, Its (not) Grim Up North will be an education of sorts, divided into sections easy for Southerners to digest: Food, Weather, Culture and Money. Did you know its warmer in the Tyne Valley than in the Thames Valley? No? Typical! The author, like rest the series contributors, is from the North, and shes got a thing or two to say about life in the Provinces.
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by - written on 06/03/12 (Very useful, 66 readings)
This book provides a light hearted look at the North/South divide from the point of view of a proud northerner, Judith Holder (author of Grumpy Old Women) and featuring many contributions from other proud northerners, along with a few 'southern wusses.' It's not to be taken too seriously, but as someone who was born and bred 'up north', but has spent a lot of time living 'down south' and is married to a southerner, I did find it amusing and well observed. The book explores the stereotypes that have made the north the butt of many jokes and which, like all stereotypes, have a kernel of truth to them. I enjoyed the style of this book. It doesn't pretend to be an objective . Read the complete review