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All Points North Simon Armitage

All Points North By Simon Armitage

All Points North by Simon Armitage


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Summary

Charting the rugged and uneven terrain of a writer's formative years - from tax problems to probation to American tours, football to family to running away to Iceland - this title explores growing up and being Northern.

All Points North Summary

All Points North: the bestselling memoir from the new Poet Laureate by Simon Armitage

'A joy. Celebrates the real world and revels in its mad glory' Sue Townsend, Sunday Times
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All Points North
is part-memoir and part-excursion. Charting the rugged and uneven terrain of a writer's formative years - from tax problems to probation to American tours, football to family to running away to Iceland - Simon Armitage explores growing up and being Northern. It's about humour, language, writing, film, houses, homes, time wasters, one loose tyre, you, me and all points in-between.
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'Laugh-out-loud funny'
Independent

'A delight' Jonathan Raban, Times Literary Supplement

'A perfect holiday dipper' Scotsman

'An Alan Bennett-style diary' Daily Telegraph

All Points North Reviews

A joy. Celebrates the real world and revels in its mad glory -- Sue Townsend * Sunday Times *
I was irresistibly reminded of Alan Bennett - there is the same wry humour, wonderfully telling selection of detail or remark . . . a fine balance of humour and poignancy * The Times *
The salty prose of an original poetic voice -- Melvyn Bragg * Observer *
A thoughtful, witty combination of travel writing, autobiography and Alan Bennett-style diary -- John-Paul Flintoff * Daily Telegraph *
Laugh-out-loud funny . . . has all the resonant precision of a poet's ear and eye * Independent *
An original and talented writer . . . highly entertaining and there are flashes of wit and moments of tenderness and brilliantly accurate observation -- Vernon Scannell * Sunday Telegraph *
The best book I have read in a long time on what he insists is the true North of England -- Geoffrey Moorhouse * Daily Telegraph *
I was irresistibly reminded of Alan Bennett - there is the same wry humour, wonderfully telling selection of detail or remark... a fine balance of humour and poignancy * The Times *
The salty prose of an original poetic voice -- Melvyn Bragg * Observer *
Laugh-out-loud funny... has all the resonant precision of a poet's ear and eye * Independent *
A delight - high-spirited, light-footed, very funny and wickedly observamt -- Jonathan Raban * The Times Literary Supplement *
A joy. Celebrates the real world and revels in its mad glory -- Sue Townsend * Sunday Times *

About Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire in 1963. In 1992 he won one of the first Forward Prizes for poetry, and a year later was the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. His Selected Poems appeared in 2001, and in 2007 he published a highly praised translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. He received an Ivor Novello Award for his song lyrics in the BAFTA-winning film Feltham Sings.

Simon Armitage works as a freelance writer, broadcaster and playwright, and has written extensively for radio and television. He was made Poet Laureate in 2019.

Additional information

GOR002237397
9780141040462
0141040467
All Points North: the bestselling memoir from the new Poet Laureate by Simon Armitage
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
20090528
256
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