Miss Austen Regrets...

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Miss Austen Regrets...

Postby Mr.DRC on October 6th, 2008, 4:28 pm

...Birmingham is not a place to promise much...One has not great hopes from Birmingham.I always say
there is something direful in the sound...
Emma / Jane Austen

" Ow can yow say that wen yow ent bin ere, our kid?"

Its our Birmingham Book Festival asofnow.Thought I'd set the record straight.

p.s. Oi appen ta now a certin drumma loiked the noight e plaid ere bakkin Nointine Sevventi Sevven .An
is Gitarwrist, Dayvid Boorn, in tha urly Nointease... :P

OK. Anyone else had their 'Ome Town dissed in the Lit. of our-or other-times?
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Re: Miss Austen Regrets...

Postby iRene on October 6th, 2008, 4:39 pm

“It was a town of red brick, or of brick that would have been red if the smoke and ashes had allowed it; but, as matters stood it was a town of unnatural red and black like the painted face of a savage.”
That was Coketown, alias Manchester, as Dickens saw it.

Closer to home, Notlob (Bolton) was the setting for the parrot sketch in Monty Python, which dissed northern pet shop owners... ;)
"Manchester, so much to answer for."
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