Manchester Unspun

Manchester Unspun: How a City Got High on Music

Paperback Published on: 07/11/2023
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Manchester Unspun
Tales of the City
I really enjoyed 'Manchester Unspun'- a kaleidoscopic overview of the rebirth and development of Manchester in the last 40+ years, through the colliding pr... READ MORE
Paul Thornton


At the end of the 1970s, Manchester seemed to be sliding into the dustbin of history. Today the city is an international destination for culture and sport, and one of the fastest-growing urban regions in Europe. This book offers a first-hand account of what happened in between.Arriving in Manchester as a wide-eyed student in 1979, Andy Spinoza went on to establish the arts magazine City Life before working for the Manchester Evening News and creating his own PR firm. In a forty-year career he has encountered a who’s who of Manchester personalities, from cultural icons such as Tony Wilson to Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and influential council leaders Sir Richard Leese and Sir Howard Bernstein.His remarkable account traces Manchester’s gradual emergence from its post-industrial malaise, centring on the legendary nightclub the Haçienda and the cultural renaissance it inspired.

  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9781526174062
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 483g
  • Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 29 mm

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Spinoza On Manchester.
Not to be confused with the 17th century philosopher, Baruch Spinoza, Andy Spinoza is a child of the 20th century and a 21st century author of ‘Manchester ... READ MORE
Mark Rothwell