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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780091930301
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368
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Pies and Prejudice

In search of the North




A hilarious journey in search of the real North, northerners and northernness, from the bestselling author of Cider With Roadies

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.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780091930301
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368
Categories:

About the Author

Stuart Maconie

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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Praise for Pies and Prejudice

“An heir to Alan Bennett ... stirring and rather wonderful”

Anthony Quinn, Sunday Times

“Funnier than Bill Bryson. There's lots to love about Maconie's North - even for Southern Jessies”

Metro

“Maconie makes a jovial, self-deprecating narrator. Sharp and funny”

Guardian

“A lyrical, passionate, humorous and argumentative tour du force ... Imagine Nick Danzinger meets Nik Cohen meets Ricky Tomlinson and you've got the perfect blend of humorously incisive northern-travel writing. An early contender for best travel book of the year.”

Big Issue North

“Affectionate, informed, conversationally honest, polemical”

Daily Telegraph

“Effortlessly articulate”

The Times

“One of the delights of Pies and Prejudice is Maconie's prose...behind Maconie's crafted wordplay is a serious thesis: that the North is more than its image”

The Times

“Witty and wise, with more good lines than the Angel of the North”

Hunter Davies

“Lyrical, passionate, humorous and argumentative tour de force...an early contender for the best travel book of the year”

Big Issue

“Observant, enthusiastic and sympathetic”

GQ

“The books succeeds...because of his care and wit in revealing something of these wonderful cities”

Observer

“Maconie is such an enjoyable writer”

Guardian

“Something far more thoughtful here than just a travelogue played for laughs.”

Publishing News

“[Stuart Maconie's] search for his northern soul has just the right balance of pies and prejudice to be right good”

Independent

“A witty and illuminating travelogue”

Sunday Times

“Stuart Maconie is the best thing to come out of Wigan since the A58 to Bolton”

Peter Kay


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