Stuart Maconie – The Full English

Tickets £11/£9


Stuart Maconie is one of the keenest observers of English identity, so who better to take the temperature of the nation at this uncertain waymark on our national journey? His new book, The Full English, is a love-letter to England that weaves together history, politics and culture. Following in the footsteps of West Riding polymath JB Priestley whose classic examination of 1930s England English Journey becomes his itinerary, Maconie undertakes his own inventory of the English. How does the country look today, freshly unmoored from its European neighbours and still emerging blinking in the daylight of our post-Covid world?

Chaired by Harry Pearson




‘The deceptive lightness and accessibility of Maconie’s writing lead us gently though what is actually a deep dive into this most mysterious of peoples.’ – Jonathan Coe


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Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


27 Apr 2024


7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

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