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The North of England Home Service

Gordon Burn

The North of England Home Service by Gordon Burn is a forensic dissection of Britain’s souring landscape from a man David Peace has called ‘The best British writer there is.’

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571219377
Date Published
04.03.2004
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Summary

In a forensic dissection of Britain’s souring landscape Gordon Burn tells the tale of Ray Cruddas, a light entertainer effecting a semi-dignified retreat from his fading career, who returns to the unnamed northern town of his youth.

‘Burn carves a tale of mutual dependence between two also-rans – Ray, once a successful Geordie comedian, and Jackie, an almost made-it boxer . . . It is a book about ageing, about the long haul between what you hoped your life might be and the acceptance of what it is – and about the loneliness of men.’ Anna Raeburn, Jewish Chronicle

GordonBurn

Gordon Burn was the author of four novels, Alma Cogan (winner of the Whitbread First Novel Prize), Fullalove, The North of England Home Service and Born Yesterday. He was also the author of the non-fiction titles Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son, Pocket Money, Happy Like Murderers, On The Way to Work (with Damien Hirst) and Best and Edwards. His last book,…

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