Ian Marchant


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Ian Marchant wasn't born in Newhaven in East Sussex in 1958, but he often claims that he was because of his deep embarrasment about his real place of birth.

But he really did grow up in Newhaven, and went to school there, and he still sees it as home, even though it quite clearly isn't, given that he lives 250 miles away in Mid-Wales. He didn't graduate in Philosophy from St David's University College, Lampeter in 1979. Or ever. He is currently a Masters student studying church history at Lampeter, though, honest.

He didn't make a living singing in bands in the late 1970's and early 1980's; nor did he become a civil engineer in the late 1980's, as he didn't have any facility for the maths. He was surprised to learn recently that he didn't gra
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Average rating: 3.71 · 325 ratings · 49 reviews · 13 distinct works
The Longest Crawl: Being an...

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Parallel Lines: Or, Journey...

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Something of the Night

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A Hero for High Times: A Yo...

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In Southern Waters

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The Battle For Dole Acre

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Men And Models

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Crypts, Caves and Tunnels o...

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“So, are you off to do that now?’ He smiled. ‘No. It’s not worth it now. Farmers keep cutting the wages. The only people who can afford to do it are illegals.’ ‘Asylum seekers and that,’ she said. ‘Really?’ ‘Yes. Give it a couple of years, there’ll be no more gypsies working on the hops at all.”
Ian Marchant, The Longest Crawl

“Growing hops is one of the most labour-intensive parts of the brewing process, and all the workers, at every step of the way, are grossly underpaid. It’s good that we have the chance these days to buy Fair Trade bananas and coffee. Why not extend the scheme to British produce, too? Why not pay more for beer, and pay the highly skilled men and women who work in the gardens the minimum wage?”
Ian Marchant, The Longest Crawl

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