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Includes the names: S Maconie, Stuart Maconie

Works by Stuart Maconie

Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North (2007) 570 copies, 23 reviews
Cider with Roadies (2004) 226 copies, 9 reviews
Hope and Glory (2011) 99 copies, 5 reviews
The Nanny State Made Me (2020) 34 copies
Never Mind the Quantocks (2012) 29 copies, 2 reviews
The Full English (2023) 28 copies

Associated Works

Common People: An Anthology of Working-Class Writers (2019) — Contributor — 54 copies, 1 review
On Nature: Unexpected Ramblings on the British Countryside (2011) — Contributor — 11 copies, 2 reviews
NME 30 January 1993 (1993) — Sub-Editor, some editions — 1 copy

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Canonical name
Maconie, Stuart
Birthdate
1960-08-13
Gender
male
Nationality
UK
UK
Birthplace
Whiston, Merseyside, England, UK
Places of residence
Birmingham, England, UK
Occupations
journalist
television presenter

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Over the years, I've enjoyed Stuart Maconie's radio shows and, perhaps to a lesser extent, his other books. Not this one.
It is truly awful. The high concept is fairly flawed, but the execution is deplorable. Pompous and preposterous in the extreme, the repetitive narrative circles around a few themes and groups without making much sense. I will still look fondly on his other output, but I was glad this was over. As, I suspect, was he.
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CraigGoodwin | 2 other reviews | Feb 9, 2024 |
Excellent read. A thoughtful account of his own journey. A mixture of travelogue and historical and political account. It celebrates the good of England and what unites the country and acknowledges those who have little and are seldom heard. He rejects on Brexit and Donald Trump and how 2016 was similar to 1936 when the Jarrow folk marched to London.
 
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CarolKub | 2 other reviews | May 4, 2021 |
Had a laugh. But there wasn't enough of a structure so it all bumbled on rather and I had to skip a lot of the last chapters to get to the end.
 
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Ma_Washigeri | 12 other reviews | Jan 23, 2021 |
I had high hopes for this one, but had to skip through a lot of the chapters as the author seemed to go on endlessly. I was not familiar with many of the names and places he mentions, since I am not British. I liked the chapters about music and literature. Definitely not Bill Bryson.
 
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LadyoftheLodge | 12 other reviews | Dec 20, 2020 |

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