Iconoclastic, entertaining and often devastatingly witty
There is no one else who is writing like Andrew Martin today...unique and important
He can stop you in your tracks with a well-turned phrase
A genuinely funny writer...also a daring one
Very funny and touching... Martin is a journalist and novelist with splendid observational skills and a warm, comic touch, and he spots regional characteristics others have missed...Delightful and unexpected facts abound: who knew that the London Tube map was allegedly inspired by York's medieval street pattern?
Martin guides up through the geography of "God's Own Country", but also writes amusingly about the blunt pithiness associated with a place that shows 'the merest glimmer of humour, like a small spark struck from a flint'