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Stuart Maconie - The Dukes
Stuart Maconie - The Dukes
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SPEND an evening in the company of popular writer, radio and television presenter, Stuart Maconie (below), at The Dukes in Lancaster on Friday.

An Audience with Stuart Maconie will see the Wiganer muse on his life and wide range of interests.

Probably best known for co-hosting the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC Radio, in recent years Stuart has become one of the UK’s best-selling travel writers.

His homage to the North – Pies and Prejudice – was one of the top selling paperbacks in 2008 following his previous success with music memoir Cider with Roadies. He’s written acclaimed official biographies of both Blur and James and his most recent books, Adventures on the High Teas and Hope & Glory, have also proved popular.

Stuart’s work has been compared with Bill Bryson, Alan Bennett and John Peel, leading The Times to describe him as a national treasure. He can name GQ Man of the Year and Sony Awards Radio Broadcaster of the Year among his accolades.

When not appearing on radio and TV or writing books, Stuart is a journalist and columnist.

The final event in The Dukes spring comedy season, it is recommended for anyone 16 or over. It begins at 8pm with free music in the bar from 7pm.

Ticket details from the box office on (01524) 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org