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Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North - Stuart Maconie
Advantages: Very funny
Disadvantages: Might get chewed up by your wippet
Stuart Maconie (one half of the nations greatest broadcasting duo) travels back up to the North of England to revisit his old stamping grounds, visit some legendary sites and experiences an England rarely seen on screen. The North eh? All flat caps, penny pinching Yorkshiremen and driving rain? Poverty, riots, stikes and misery? Not so, says Stuart, who ought to know having visited and explored at length. He travels through Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham and a plethora of other places; always eager to see beyond the cliche. Stuart Maconie's writings are never less than entertaining, be it one of his own books, articles in magazines such as The Word or even the Daily Mirror where he popped up the other day. He is a keen student of popular music (ex NME hack don't you know...) and never misses the opportunity to drop in a pop fact. Or for that matter to ingest whatever local delicacy is available at the time. I enjoyed this immensely and can't wait for the follow up - about the Midlands I believe.
Summary: DJ chugs back oop North on chin stroke travelogue.
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