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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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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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