Rating: 5 Star
Published: November 2016
If you are a fan of Coronation Street, you will probably be aware of all the various online forums and sites dedicated to the show, written by a multitude of fans out of the love of the longest running soap on the air now. It’s got a Guiness record to prove it.
One of the most popular websites is the Coronation Street Blog. It’s been online for over 9 years and has a team of writers that contribute to the blog which was started and continues to be edited by Glenda Young, a lifelong fan of the show. The blog includes episode and weekly summaries, spoilers, news, editorial pieces, interviews, character studies, rants and raves. For the book, Each team member has picked their favourite posts and Glenda has pulled it all together in this great book.
It’s an excellent read and a heartfelt tribute to a show that’s got millions of fans all over the world. The team of writers all love Coronation Street even when there are aspects that rub them the wrong way. Event the occasional rant is written with the love of the show running through it like a stick of Blackpool rock. Corrie has been on the air for so long that for most of us that love the show, it’s been part of our lives and we can’t imagine it not being there to enjoy. Websites such as the blog and various other fan sites add to the enjoyment and are very clearly a labour of love, just like this book.