By: David Scott
Published by:

Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526161512
Genre: Memoir
Publication date: 04/25/2023
Price: 16.99


Through a mixture of memoir and interviews with well-known Mancunians such as Guy Garvey, Tunde Babalola, Sylvia Tella, Badly Drawn Boy, and Stan Chow, David Scott portrays the city of Manchester at the turn of the century in a way never seen before.

Author's Biography

David Scott is a father, author, poet, musician, and BBC presenter. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and Politiken. He was born, raised, and lives in Manchester.


‘Witty and wise … Mancunians is everything a book about Mancunians should be.’
Daniel Harris, The Guardian

‘A great read from one of Manchester’s finest wordsmiths.’
Clint Boon

‘An honest love letter to the city.’
Christine Bottomley

‘A touching and brilliant balance of the personal and the popular, from a time when there was so much change in the city.’
Mr Scruff

‘Highly recommended.’
Iain Key, Louder Than War


  1. Great read

  2. very interesting reading .

  3. Fantastic book

  4. fantastic read👏

  5. Great book interesting read

  6. Fantastic , funny and interesting read ,,brought back some great members

  7. great book about a great city

  8. Excellent read

  9. Brilliant read found it very interesting

  10. Miffed I’m not in it 😁

  11. A worthy winner 🏆

  12. A truly insightful and mature read. Really took me back to my days in Levenshulme as David’s view of those days really resonated with me. Can’t believe I am not in it but fingers crossed for book number 2. Well done Dave – you are a worthy winner. Anita x

  13. relived my youth x

  14. Brilliant read

  15. Brilliant read
    Got it just right 👍🏼

  16. Such a amazing story
    Got it bang on

  17. Top book

  18. Well done lad x

  19. Proper leve lad who knew how things were from the streets of Manchester growing up.. All true.

  20. I’m that old me mincers are goosed would really love to listen to it on audiobook

  21. fantastic read 📚 👏 👌

  22. A fascinating book from one boys perspective of an important time in manchester that’s been overlooked. Incredibly researched and thoroughly entertaining at the same time.

  23. A magnificent testimony of a place and time, and to the people who made and make it so.

  24. Magnificently well written,

  25. Brilliant read, couldn’t put it down

  26. Highly recommended.

  27. Great for reading and giving as a gift.

  28. Read, comment and vote!

  29. Proper book

  30. Superb book . Captures the heart of Manchester. A must read for any mancunian.

  31. as well researched as it is written, cuts through Manchester’s myths and tells stories sadly seldom told of the UKs greatest city.

  32. Grit! The lad’s got rocks in his shoes and strides through Manc’s narthern landscape documenting and celebrating; take me to book two.

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