Pies and Prejudice

Pies and Prejudice: In search of the North

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 07/02/2008
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Synopsis

The north. What is it? Where is it? Where does it begin and end, what does it mean to be northern and why, in a country that you could drop and easily lose in one of the American Great Lakes, does that two and a half hour journey from London to Manchester or Leeds still feel like crossing time zones, political borders and linguistic and cultural frontiers?

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.

A self-confessed fan of a good walk, a pint and a pork pie, Stuart Maconie is a writer, broadcaster and journalist familiar to millions from his work in print, on radio and on TV. His books include: Cider with Roadies, Pies and Prejudice, Adventures on the High Teas, and The Long Road from Jarrow

  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780091910235
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 240g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 28 mm

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Pies and Prejudice
Pies and Prejudice
Starting in Crewe (the beginning of the north), Maconie takes us to Liverpool, Manchester, Blackpool and Newcastle and their rivalries with their neighbour... READ MORE
Morley
Pies and Prejudice
Pies and Prejudice
Indeed Maconie's personal tale of searching for his Northern soul is a very enjoyable one to read. The comparisons with Bill Bryson are unavoidable because... READ MORE
Olga Dai
Pies and Prejudice
Pies and Prejudice
A brilliantly written, witty and observational search for the essence of the true north. Brilliant.
Austin Clark