A book about the North, Simon Armitage's North. Not Northumberland, or Humberside, or Newcastle, or even Lancashire - but that bit of Yorkshire where the M1 slashes across the M62, where Jarvis Cocker meets Geoffrey Boycott, Emily Bronte meets Ted Hughes, Peter Sutcliffe meets David Hockney. His subjects, described with affection, acerbicness, wit and inside knowledge, include a typical Saturday night out in West Yorkshire, Hebden Bridge - the hippy capital of the universe, watching Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon, the electrified east coast line, and so on.
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'A joy. Celebrates the real world and revels in its mad glory' - Sue Townsend, Sunday Times 'I was irresistibly reminded of Alan Bennett - there is the same wry humour, wonderfully telling selection of detail or remark... a fine balance of humour and poignancy' The Times 'Laugh-out-loud funny... has all the resonant precision of a poet's ear and eye' Independent 'A delight - high-spirited, light-footed, very funny and wickedly observamt' - Jonathan Raban, The Times Literary Supplement 'The salty prose of an original poetic voice' - Melvyn Bragg, ObserverAbout the Author:
Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire in 1963, and continues to live near Huddersfield. He is one of the leading writers of his generation. He has won the Sunday Times author of the year, the Forward Prize, a Lannan Award, and an Ivor Novello Award for his song lyrics in the Channel 4 film, Feltham Sings.
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140262385
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