The Pie At Night

In Search of the North at Play

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Author: Stuart Maconie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409033244

Category: History

Page: 352

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Factory, mine and mill. Industry, toil and grime. Its manufacturing roots mean we still see the North of England as a hardworking place. But, more than possibly anywhere else, the North has always known how to get dressed up, take itself out on the town and have a good time. After all, working and playing hard is its specialty, and Stuart Maconie is in search of what, exactly, this entails what it tells us about the North today. Following tip offs and rumour, Stuart takes trip to forgotten corners and locals’ haunts. From the tapas bars of Halifax to the caravan parks of Berwick Upon Tweed, from a Westhoughton bowling green to Manchester’s curry mile, via dog tracks and art galleries, dance floors and high fells, Stuart compares the new and old North, with some surprising results. The Pie at Night could be seen as a companion to the bestselling Pies and Prejudice, but it is not a sequel. After all, this is a new decade and the North is changing faster than ever. This is a revealing and digressive journey and a State of the North address, delivered from barstool, terrace, dress circle and hillside.

Urban Redevelopment and Modernity in Liverpool and Manchester, 1918-1939

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Author: Charlotte Wildman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474257380

Category: History

Page: 304

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Faced with economic decline, unprecedented levels of unemployment and new forms of political extremism during Britain's last great economic crash, politicians and planners in Liverpool and Manchester responded by investing in dramatic and ambitious programmes of urban regeneration. Urban Redevelopment and Modernity in Liverpool and Manchester, 1918-1939 is the first book to provide the hitherto unknown story of the innovative transformation of these cities. Charlotte Wildman challenges academic scholarship in British history, which associates the post-1918 period with the emasculation of local government and the decline of civic culture. She shows that local politicians, planners, architects, businessmen and even religious leaders embraced innovative trends in creating distinct forms of urban modernities, which particularly changed the way women experienced the transformed city. Urban Redevelopment and Modernity in Liverpool and Manchester, 1918-1939 offers a complex, interactive and multipolar interpretation of the ways cities develop, pointing to new methods and ways of understanding both interwar Britain and urban history more generally. At a time of debate and discussion about devolution and decentralisation of government, this book makes an opportune contribution to debates about urban governance and regionalism in contemporary Britain.

Cider With Roadies

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Author: Stuart Maconie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473502861

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Cider with Roadies is the true story of a boy's obsessive relationship with pop. A life lived through music from Stuart's audience with the Beatles (aged 3); his confessions as a pubescent prog rocker; a youthful gymnastic dalliance with northern soul; the radical effects of punk on his politics, homework and trouser dimensions; playing in crap bands and failing to impress girls; writing for the NME by accident; living the sex, drugs (chiefly lager in a plastic glass) and rock and roll lifestyle; discovering the tawdry truth behind the glamour and knowing when to ditch it all for what really matters. From Stuart's four minutes in a leisure centre with MC Hammer to four days in a small van with Napalm Death it's a life-affirming journey through the land where ordinary life and pop come together to make music.

Pies and Prejudice

In search of the North

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Author: Stuart Maconie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091930308

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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A Northerner in exile, Stuart Maconie goes on a journey in search of the North, attempting to discover where the clichés end and the truth begins. He travels from Wigan Pier to Blackpool Tower and Newcastle's Bigg Market to the Lake District to find his own Northern Soul, encountering along the way an exotic cast of chippy Scousers, pie-eating woollybacks, topless Geordies, mad-for-it Mancs, Yorkshire nationalists and brothers in southern exile. The bestselling Pies and Prejudice is a hugely enjoyable journey around the north of England.

Last Call

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Author: Paula Matter

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738757926

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A bartender at a Florida VFW has to clear her name or she'll be serving time instead of drinks Bartender Maggie Lewis can't hold her beer, her tongue, or her temper. On a bad day at work she'd love to kill a customer or two. On a very bad day she becomes the primary suspect accused of doing just that. Suspended from her job after being set up for the murder of Korean war veteran Jack Hoffman, Maggie has no intention of letting herself be framed. And since the police have yet to arrest anybody for the last major crime in town—the murder of Maggie's husband—she's sure they won't try too hard to collar the real culprit. So Maggie must produce enough evidence to clear her name, get her job back, and find the killer before she ends up behind the wrong kind of bars. Praise for Last Call: "Last Call is 'Cheers' with bodies, set in North Florida, with Carla tending bar. Smart, funny. You'll want to run a tab." —Hallie Ephron, New York Times bestselling author of You'll Never Know, Dear "You will love Paula Matter's delightful debut mystery. Her misfit heroine will win your heart and keep you guessing with her determined efforts to find the truth and clear her name."—Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder on Union Square "Paula Matter has woven a wonderfully fun and quirky debut in Last Call with a cast of characters you'll want to hang out with for years to come. Maggie is both vulnerable and spunky as she struggles to make it on her own...with a little help from her friends. She'll break your heart and have you laughing out loud!"—Annette Dashofy, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Zoe Chambers Mysteries "Raise your glass to Paula Matter for creating Maggie, a positively intoxicating bartender in North DeSoto, Florida. Take one heart of gold, pour in a jigger of observant, add a splash of smart-mouthy, and you have a new detective worth savoring."—Nancy Martin, author of the Blackbird Sisters Mysteries "Matter's debut provides...a heroine who's not only feisty, but...downright funny as well."—Kirkus Reviews "Fans of Terry Shames, Bill Crider, and Steven F. Havill will want to get to know Maggie."—Booklist

Our Island

A Fourteen-Month Journal of Life on Swan’s Island, Maine, in the Seventies

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Author: Donald Junkins

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491777427

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 510

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About Junkins’ novel Orchards of Almonds: “Don Junkins’ semi-autobiographical novel, Orchards of Almonds, blossoms with a Camelot-studded cast of characters that includes Kennedys alive and dead, LBJ and company, Reagan, and dozens of California politicos, academics, Viet Nam protesters and movie stars. . . . Junkins—as much the poet in design as in language—has achieved another triumph of deftness, irony and grace.” Allen Josephs (On Hemingway and Spain) “I was bowled over by Puss. I have never read, in any other literary work, such a profoundly pure and honest and dead-on rendering of the young girl. And that coupled with her extraordinary father/daughter relationship, it moved me deeply. He did for that relationship what Hemingway did for father and son in ‘Indian Camp.’” Linda Miller (Letters from the Lost Generation: Gerald and Sara Murphy and Friends)

The Pall Mall Budget

Being a Weekly Collection of Articles Printed in the Pall Mall Gazette from Day to Day, with a Summary of News

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The Examiner

A Weekly Paper on Politics, Literature, Music and the Fine Arts

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Publisher: N.A

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Star of the North

A Novel

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Author: D. B. John

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0525573305

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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“A thrilling tale of abduction and escape in North Korea....highly entertaining." —The Washington Post A propulsive and ambitious thriller about a woman trying to rescue her twin sister from captivity in North Korea, and the North Korean citizens with whom she forms an unlikely alliance Star of the North opens in 1998, when a Korean American teenager is kidnapped from a South Korean beach by North Korean operatives. Twelve years later, her brilliant twin sister, Jenna, is still searching for her, and ends up on the radar of the CIA. When evidence that her sister may still be alive in North Korea comes to light, Jenna will do anything possible to rescue her--including undertaking a daring mission into the heart of the regime. Her story is masterfully braided together with two other narrative threads. In one, a North Korean peasant woman finds a forbidden international aid balloon and uses the valuables inside to launch a dangerously lucrative black-market business. In the other, a high-ranking North Korean official discovers, to his horror, that he may be descended from a traitor, a fact that could mean his death if it is revealed. As the novel progresses, these narrative strands converge and connect in surprising ways, ultimately building to an explosive and unforgettable climax.

Long Road from Jarrow

A journey through Britain then and now

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Author: Stuart Maconie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473527686

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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The Sunday Times Bestseller 'A tribute and a rallying call' - Guardian Three and half weeks. Three hundred miles. I saw roaring arterial highway and silent lanes, candlelit cathedrals and angry men in bad pubs. The Britain of 1936 was a land of beef paste sandwiches and drill halls. Now we are nation of vaping and nail salons, pulled pork and salted caramel. In the autumn of 1936, some 200 men from the Tyneside town of Jarrow marched 300 miles to London in protest against the destruction of their towns and industries. Precisely 80 years on, Stuart Maconie, walks from north to south retracing the route of the emblematic Jarrow Crusade. Travelling down the country’s spine, Maconie moves through a land that is, in some ways, very much the same as the England of the 30s with its political turbulence, austerity, north/south divide, food banks and of course, football mania. Yet in other ways, it is completely unrecognisable. Maconie visits the great cities as well as the sleepy hamlets, quiet lanes and roaring motorways. He meets those with stories to tell and whose voices build a funny, complex and entertaining tale of Britain, then and now.

The New North

The World in 2050

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Author: Laurence Smith

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 184765312X

Category: Political Science

Page: 361

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The New North is a book that turns the world literally upside down. Analysing four key 'megatrends' - population growth and migration, natural resource demand, climate change and globalisation - UCLA professor Larry Smith projects a world that by mid-century will have shifted its political and economic axes radically to the north. The beneficiaries of this new order, based on a bonanza of oil, natural gas, minerals and plentiful water will be the Arctic regions of Russia, Alaska and Canada, and Scandinavia. Meanwhile countries closer to the equator will face water shortages, aging populations, crowded megacities and coastal flooding. Smith draws on geography, economics, history, earth and climate science, but what makes his arguments so compelling is that he has spent many months exploring the region, talking to people in once-inaccessible Arctic towns, noting their economies, politics and stories.

Diner Desserts

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Author: Tish Boyle

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811824491

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

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A nostalgic cookbook, enhanced by black-and-white photographs, presents an array of tasty, easy-to-follow recipes for favorite desserts from America's roadside eateries, from a Really Rich Double-Chocolate Milk Shake to Cream Tapioca Pudding and Sour Cream Blueberry Crumbcake. Original.

A Northern Light

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Author: Jennifer Donnelly

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152053109

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 396

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In 1906, sixteen-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and fiance, takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.

The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Literature

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Our Kind of Cruelty

A Novel

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Author: Araminta Hall

Publisher: MCD

ISBN: 0374717990

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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One of LitHub’s Most Anticipated Thrillers of 2018 “This is simply one of the nastiest and most disturbing thrillers I’ve read in years. In short: I loved it, right down to the utterly chilling final line.” —Gillian Flynn “A perfect nightmare of a novel—as merciless a thriller as I’ve ever read. Astonishingly dark and sensationally accomplished.” —A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window A spellbinding, darkly twisted novel about desire and obsession, and the complicated lines between truth and perception, Our Kind of Cruelty introduces Araminta Hall, a chilling new voice in psychological suspense. This is a love story. Mike’s love story. Mike Hayes fought his way out of a brutal childhood and into a quiet, if lonely, life before he met Verity Metcalf. V taught him about love, and in return, Mike has dedicated his life to making her happy. He’s found the perfect home, the perfect job; he’s sculpted himself into the physical ideal V has always wanted. He knows they’ll be blissfully happy together. It doesn’t matter that she hasn’t been returning his e-mails or phone calls. It doesn’t matter that she says she’s marrying Angus. It’s all just part of the secret game they used to play. If Mike watches V closely, he’ll see the signs. If he keeps track of her every move, he’ll know just when to come to her rescue . . .