Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Technically a travel book about The North of England, this is a funny and revealing book that I found hard to put down. Written by a Northerner from Wigan living in London it made me very home sick. It starts with a bit about London before discussing where the North really starts (he decides on Crewe). He then explores Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria and Newcastle and the surrounding areas.

It has lots of tips on places to visit and things to do. Also there is lots of information on history, culture and the politics associated with the towns and counties. I have bought my dad a copy and got my mum to buy her husband a copy as I enjoyed it so much! I might even write the author a letter which I have only done twice before.