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Park and Ride By Miranda Sawyer

Park and Ride by Miranda Sawyer

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Summary

The drive described in this book is "a nice day out" around suburban Britain; not the Britain that is green and pleasant, urban and dangerous, historic and scenic, but the rest of it - the vast swathes of in-betweeny land, the multiplexed, motorwayed, mind-your-manners, Great British Experience.

Park and Ride Summary

Park and Ride: Adventures in Suburbia by Miranda Sawyer

Miranda Sawyer drives from Croydon to Swindon, via Stevenage, Harrogate and Cadbury World in Birmingham, on a nice day out around suburban Britain. This is the Britain of motorways and heritage centres, of campaigning housewives and executive housing estates, of boy racers and Essex girls, of Cheshire wives and Scottish golfers. Put on your co-ordinating smart/casual wear (no trainers please) and join her for an evening at a prestigious hotel nightclub, a day in Britain's most average town, a trip round Romford's bourgeois drug addicts, a date with The Lighthouse Family, a few hours with Staffordshire's jet-set. Plus: a hen night, a car cruise, a swingers' special evening, and a lovely Sunday drive to see the new B&Q on the bypass. Forget the Britain that is green and pleasant, urban and dangerous, historic and scenic: this is the rest of it, the vast swathes of inbetweeny land, the multiplexed, motorwayed, mind your manners Great British Experience. And it may well be where you live.

Park and Ride Reviews

A great success...Such annihilation has been performed before. John Osborne did it. Sid Vicious was there. But this is prime stuff INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY A marketing triumph. These are the people next door, and it's hugely satisfying to have their eccentricities highlighted, their foibles gently exposed and have a good laugh at them - and ourselves SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY Like Victoria Wood she has a talent for illuminating the absurdities of how ordinary people live their ordinary lives OBSERVER 'Miranda Sawyer's suburban memoir PARK AND RIDE was as excellent as we expect from this most talented young person Julie Burchill, GUARDIAN, Books of the Year

About Miranda Sawyer

An award-winning feature journalist, Miranda Sawyer spent her formative years in Wilmslow, Cheshire, in a white ra-ra skirt and turquoise mascara. She presented the Art Marathon on BBC2 and co-presented Big Mouth with Tony Parsons in 1996. This is her first book.

Additional information

GOR010570069
Park and Ride: Adventures in Suburbia by Miranda Sawyer
Used - Like New
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2001-03-01
320
034911319X
9780349113197
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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