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Pies and Prejudice
Pies and Prejudice: In search of the North | Stuart Maconie
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A Northerner in exile, Stuart Maconie goes on a journey in search of the North, attempting to discover where the clichs 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.
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Cinfhen I‘m beginning to sense a North/ South rivalry 🤔 2w
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Cinfhen Is this a football reference I‘m meant to understand?!?? 😂😂💕 1y
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen hehehe. No, Prescot is where I grew up. 1y
Cinfhen Ahhh!! One day I‘ll get it all straight 😘 1y
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TrishB My first job was at CF Mott College, we used to go into Prescot for a Friday lunch 😁 1y
arlenefinnigan @TrishB you're sure you didn't just go over the road to the Hillside? 😉 1y
CarolynM 👏👏👏 Brilliant. 1y
Itchyfeetreader I love this book! 1y
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#MissYou #rocktober
I miss Liverpool so much.
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen That's a beautiful description ❤️ 2y
Itchyfeetreader I remember reading this and going yes yes yes! A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to cross the Atlantic. I think I enjoyed sailing up the Mersey into Liverpool from Southampton just as much as arriving in New York! (Take the girl out of Liverpool etc etc) 2y
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Hey @maich . Nice idea.
1. Originally from Liverpool, now living in Oldham.
2. Animal Farm by George Orwell.
3. Don't watch drama to be honest.
4. Fight Club
5. At the moment, The Last Leg on Channel 4.
6. Arcade Fire
7. Purple (I miss Liverpool 's purple bins 💜)
8. Memoir/biography
9. Royal Oldham Hospital (send us love, we're having a tough week)
10. No pets but we have a toy owl who comes on holiday with us.
#MeetTheLittens

Cinfhen Sending lots of love 💜💜💜 2y
maich Purple💜💜 2y
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LeeRHarry 💜💜💜 2y
RachelO Sending love and Moomins 💜🦉 2y
arlenefinnigan @RachelO thank you! 💜 2y
TrishB Sending love and hugs 💗 2y
sprainedbrain Love to you all! ❤️ 2y
arlenefinnigan @TrishB thank you! 💜 just had the minutes' silence. Heartbreaking seeing how upset the nurses are. 2y
arlenefinnigan @sprainedbrain thank you! 💜 2y
TrishB We did one in the main university square. It must be even more heart breaking for you 💗 2y
DivineDiana Sending love. 💗 2y
arlenefinnigan @DivineDiana thank you! 💜 2y
Sharpeipup Big hugs! 2y
arlenefinnigan @Sharpeipup thank you! 💜 2y
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TrishB Good one 👍 3y
arlenefinnigan @TrishB I love this book SO much. 3y
TrishB There is a similar one called All Points North by Simon Armitage that I really enjoyed. 3y
arlenefinnigan @TrishB ooh I should check that out 3y
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This one I judged more by its title than cover when I decided to purchase it. I love travel writing! #JudgedByItsCover #MarchIntoReading

Talewaggingreads One if the greatest titles of all thyme, lol! 3y
LeahBergen Ooo! 3y
EvieBee @Talewaggingreads Haha, right?! 3y
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#SetInYrCity/Country #ReadJanuary
I'm claiming the North of England as my country. Because it's the best bit.

AnnieMay Stuart maconie!! I ❤️ radmac on 6music 3y
arlenefinnigan @AnnieMay I don't usually get to listen to it at work, it's been great listening this week at home. I love Stuart Maconie's writing. 3y
AnnieMay I work from home so I consider them my colleagues basically 😳 3y
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#somethingforsept #septphotochallenge A book I couldn't put down. double post cos I missed yesterday. Stuart Maconie is such a brilliant, witty, passionate writer. reading him wax lyrical about the paradise that is the north of England was a joy.
#OwlsOfLitsy

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