The Manchester skyline is really changing in the city that was my home for over three decades. Gigantic luxury skyscrapers have taken route at the southern end of Deansgate.
A clever wag dubbed area Manc-hatten. I pinched that for Grief City Blues, a crime novel that is currently going through a ruthless editing shakedown.
In the book, I also borrowed (and credited) Ian Brown’s famous line about Manchester having everything apart from a beach.