BOOK REVIEW: Horrors of a cynical town survey

What looks initially like a splendid idea - God knows, we're still suffering from the horrors of 1960s' planners and Thatcherite selfishness, loutishness and wilful underinvestment - is a wasted opportunity. Crap Towns is compiled by the editors of The Idler and, fittingly, they rarely get off their own arses to go out and investigate these places for themselves.

by Andy Kershaw, broadcasts on Radio 3 90-93 FM every Sunday at 10.15pm

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