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The North of England Home Service

Gordon Burn

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‘Extraordinary, funny, tender, poetic . . . The story that emerges is Britain’s.’ Times Literary Supplement

With a new introduction by George Shaw

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 a fading career, who returns to the unnamed northern town of his youth.

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Extraordinary, funny, tender, poetic . . . The story that emerges is Britain’s.

Times Literary Supplement
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The history he presents, at times wielding Orwellian eloquence, is worth the price of the book itself.

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A lavish recreation of the postwar landscapes . . . Written with all the eye-catching detail that gives Burn’s non-fiction its allure.

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No other English writer does quite what Burn does, and he does it brilliantly.

The Times
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Gordon Burn is a poet of the humdrum; ordinary lives achieve a quality of numinousness.

Sunday Telegraph
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Enthralling . . . His ability to evoke time and place is outstanding . . . so vivid that you can almost smell it.

Mail On Sunday

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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