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By Stuart Maconie

A northerner in exile, stateless and burdened, listening to rumors of Harvey Nichols in Leeds and Maseratis in Wilmslow, the author goes looking for The North. Delving into his personal prior, it's a riotously humorous trip looking for the place the cliches finish and the reality starts off. He travels from Wigan Pier to Blackpool Tower, the Bigg industry in Newcastle to the daffodil-laden Lake District looking for his personal Northern Soul, encountering alongside the way in which an unique forged of characters whereas he battles together with his personal identity.

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