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Up North
By Charles Jennings

Up North

Travels Beyond the Watford Gap

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Up North by Charles Jennings

Book Description

The North. Where does it begin? Where does it end? And is it all whippets, black pudding and queer folk going rounds saying "There's nowt so queer as folk"? Fresh from the PJ O'Rourke School of Diplomatic Journalism, southern jessie Charles Jennings finds himself in need of Answers. With something approaching trepidation, Jennings packs his big girl's blouse in a suitcase full of prejudice and ventures fearfully into the great melting-pot that is the North of England - undergoing in the process a series of life changing experiences such as being mistaken for an exhibit at the Wigan Pier: Where History Comes Alive! Museum and voluntarily attending a concert featuring Roy Walker. Scandalous, astonishingly rude, scabrously funny, Up North presents the quintissential northern experience.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349106854
ISBN-10: 0349106851
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 125mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-Dec-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Brief Guide to Jane Austen by Charles Jennings Brief Guide to Jane Austen, Paperback (October 2012)

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Fast Set by Charles Jennings Fast Set, Paperback (September 2005)

* Three Extraordinary Men and Their Race for the Land Speed Record * The story of the speed kings - the obsessive fast-car record-breakers of the 1920s to 1940s

Greenwich by Charles Jennings Greenwich, Paperback (January 2001)

*A humorous but informative user-friendly guide to Greenwich.

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UK Kirkus Review » Jennings explores the legendary bastions of 'Northerness'. He looks at towns such as Bradford, Newcastle and Blackpool and investigates Moss Side from the inside of a locked car. He looks at the etymology of Northern place-names and the myth of 'Yorkshireness'. (Kirkus UK)

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Author Biography - Charles Jennings

Charles Jennings was born in London and educated there and at Oxford. He is married with two children and works as a writer and journalist. He is the author of People Like Us, Father's Race, Greenwich, Faintheart and The Fast Set.

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