Brian Groom is a journalist and a leading expert on British regional and national affairs. His career was spent mainly at the Financial Times, where he was assistant editor and worked in various capacities. He is also a former editor of Scotland on Sunday, which he launched as deputy editor and which won many awards. Originally from Stretford, Lancashire, he returned to live in the north – in Saddleworth, south Pennines – in 2015. This is his first book.
A Waterstones Best History Book of 2022
The bestselling history of the North of England as told through the lives of its inhabitants.
‘Entertaining’ The Times
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