Pies and Prejudice :In search of the North

3.75 (2,798 Ratings by Goodreads)
Pies and Prejudice

Pies and Prejudice :In search of the North

3.75 (2,798 Ratings by Goodreads)
Published: 7 February, 2008
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A Northerner in exile, Stuart Maconie goes on a journey in search of the North, attempting to discover where the cliches 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.

Stuart Maconie is the best thing to come out of Wigan since the A58 to Bolton * Peter Kay *
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 *

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.

Type Book
ISBN 9780091910235
Number Of Pages 368
Item Weight 250 g
Product Dimensions 126 x 198 x 22 mm
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Format Paperback