Travels Beyond the Watford Gap
By (author) Charles Jennings
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Up North by Charles Jennings
Book DescriptionThe 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 DetailsISBN: 9780349106854
(198mm x 125mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-Dec-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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For people who wouldn't know a Chateau d'Yquem from a can of orange Tango, help is at hand. Sediment is a wry look at the social, financial (and marital) issues surrounding middle-aged, middle-class wine drinking. For those of us who fail to detect notes of citrus, but mainly get a hint of alcohol with a grapey finish, the book is the perfect gift.
Brief Guide to Jane Austen, Paperback (October 2012)
A witty and accessible guide to Jane Austen's life, works and the world she lived in.
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, Paperback (January 2001)» View all books by Charles Jennings
*A humorous but informative user-friendly guide to Greenwich.
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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