Cold Water Part Two

Cold Water Part Two: a walk in search of Manchester (and Salford) bars The Curiously Specific Book Club

Taking Gwendoline Riley’s exquisitely concise novel for a walk around Manchester, we’re drawn across Piccadilly Gardens, through the Arndale Centre, across to a Salford pub and then back and round to the Central Library and the canal. We marvel at how rapidly Manchester keeps changing – old buildings demolished, new ones thrown up in their place. We lament the passing of all of George Best’s many pubs and clubs. We celebrate our own memories of 90s Madchester and pay tribute to Riley’s acute snapshot of the Manchester of the next generation – dour, damp and semi-derelict, and yet resilient, wry and poetic.If you want to hear our episodes without ads, as soon as they’re available, subscribe to our Patreon page. Get early access to new episodes and bonus content Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Taking Gwendoline Riley’s exquisitely concise novel for a walk around Manchester, we’re drawn across Piccadilly Gardens, through the Arndale Centre, across to a Salford pub and then back and round to the Central Library and the canal. We marvel at how rapidly Manchester keeps changing – old buildings demolished, new ones thrown up in their place. We lament the passing of all of George Best’s many pubs and clubs. We celebrate our own memories of 90s Madchester and pay tribute to Riley’s acute snapshot of the Manchester of the next generation – dour, damp and semi-derelict, and yet resilient, wry and poetic.

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