Cold Water Part One: a drive from Macclesfield to central Manchester – The Curiously Specific Book Club
This small gem of novel is a great way to introduce yourself to the world of early-noughties Manchester. In Part One we journey from Ian Curtis’s Macclesfield memorial stone to a basement bar somewhere between Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly. For Lloyd this is a bit of a homecoming. For Tim it’s a chance to practise his John Copper Clark and Mark E Smith impressions. For both men, it’s a fantastic introduction to the writer Gwendoline Riley’s world of love and loss, clowns and bullies, drunks and troubadours. And endless rain.
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