Review Pearson is funnier than Bill Bryson ... a prize onion of a tome that'll leave you streaming at the eyes with merriment INDEPENDENT Just as much of a hoot [as THE FAR CORNER]. The title explains his remit, but can't do justice to his one-liners and digressions MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS It would have been easy for Pearson to have got hold of these people by their prize-winning parts and pulled mercilessly. But being a Northerner himself, he understands and revers them and takes the trouble to set these shows and their bizarre sideshows in a revealing historical context. He has fun doing it and it shows... In his sharp observation of British habit, Pearson has been compared with Bryson; in his capturing of the overheard, he has been linked with Bennett. In fact, Pearson is a new and original voice and all the more welcome for it. THE TIMES One of the most impressive aspects of this highly genial book is a knowledge of rural history that enables [Pearson] to extemporise on subjects as diverse as the Bluefaced Leicester (it's a sheep) and why Roman guardhouses has north- and south- facing ex FHM --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more About the Author Harry Pearson is a journalist and writer who contributes regularly to the GUARDIAN, WHEN SATURDAY COMES and a number of those men's magazines with women in bras on the cover. His first book, THE FAR CORNER, was runner up for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more
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