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All Points North

All Points North is part memoir and part excursion Charting the rugged and uneven terrain of a writer's formative years from ta I enjoyed this collection of pieces by poet Simon Armitage but found it a mixed bag I enjoyed the autobiographical parts best but there are things to like in all the chapters It s not a book to read from cover to cover straight through I found it worked best when reading one section at a time with a pause between

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Being Northern It's about humour language writing film houses homes time wasters one loose tyre you me and all points in betwee Maybe it s just because I live in the north and only a few miles from Simon Armitage that I like this so much It s full of gritty pennine atmosphere and no nonsense humour A great read

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X problems to probation to American tours football to family to running away to Iceland Simon Armitage explores growing up and I live just down the valley from the places that Simon talks about so I have to confess an additional interest in this book However it s still a good read although I suspect his readers drop off the further south you travel I particularly like his news snippets my favourite being the Halifax man who misread the World record for living in a tree and came down after 26 days instead of 26 years Very droll funny and Northern


About the Author: Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage whose The Shout was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award has published ten volumes of poetry and has received numerous honors for his work He lives in England In 2019 he was appointed UK Poet LaureateArmitage's poetry collections include Book of Matches 1993 and The Dead Sea Poems 1995 He has written two novels Little Green Man 2001 and The White Stuff



10 thoughts on “All Points North

  1. says:

    I was hoping for a lot in this book I thinkArmitage is a very good poet However this memoir cum guide cum collection of s

  2. says:

    I enjoyed this collection of pieces by poet Simon Armitage but found it a mixed bag I enjoyed the autobiographical parts best but there are things to like in all the chapters It's not a book to read from cover to cover straight through I found it worked best when reading one section at a time with a pause between

  3. says:

    An exercise in missing an easy target one hit repeatedly by Maconie among others over and over again due to poor execution And you felt the second person conceit that's how it came across was bloody annoying

  4. says:

    I live just down the valley from the places that Simon talks about so I have to confess an additional interest in this book However it's still a good read although I suspect his readers drop off the further south you travel I particularly like his news snippets my favourite being the Halifax man who misread the World record for living in a tree and came down after 26 days instead of 26 years Very droll funny and Northern

  5. says:

    Disappointed in this I love Simon Armitage's poetry This is a bit of a mish mash of recollections anecdotes life story Some very amus

  6. says:

    Didn't connect with Simon I think he's the kind of guy you have to see live rather than readit must be all in the delivery He has me interest

  7. says:

    Typically amusing volume of short prose pieces and some poetry with the common theme of theme of The North and especially Yorkshire Armitage is an acute observer of the small things that make us all absurd and describes them with great affection and wry humour

  8. says:

    Maybe it's just because I live in the north and only a few miles from Simon Armitage that I like this so much It's full of gritty p

  9. says:

    Understatedly enjoyable this meandering collection of anecdotes poems illustrative news pieces and fictional as

  10. says:

    Enjoyed Simon's a fine poet and is sure to make a super poet laureate

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