One of the author's ten top books about Manchester, as shared at the Guardian:
Little Wilson and Big God by Anthony BurgessRead about the other entries on the list.
In this first volume of his autobiography, Burgess turns his attention to the city of his youth – from his infancy in Moss Side to his time at Xaverian College and Manchester University. His father’s visit to London is described as an exercise in condescension, with that city then (as perhaps now still) “a day behind Manchester in the arts, in commercial cunning and in economic philosophy”. Moreover, Burgess observes, when foreigners came to Manchester “they came to learn, not to feed ravens and snap Beefeaters”.