Get Carter Part One: Welcome to Scunthorpe – The Curiously Specific Book Club
We’re taking a book out into the wild which you might know better by its film version: Get Carter, by Ted Lewis. Originally published as Jack’s Return Home, this tight, dirty, hard and mean book is as sharp as a switchblade and as cold as the dirty winter streets of Lincolnshire.
We travel to Scunthorpe, the book’s location, and find a town on its knees, the great steelworks which made its fortune a fraction of their former size, but still pumping out steam and smoke over the crumbling streets.
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