Category Archives: Books Club & Literary Work

God’s Own County Book Club selections, anecdotes, comment and literary works

Songs, Ballads & Poetry from at Least 160 Years Ago

Yesterday during the housebound phase of the day I was furtling around my old bookcase and discovered an 1860 edition of  ‘Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire’ by C J Davison Ingledew. I was impressed with the half dozen items related … Continue reading

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Bookworms of Yorkshire

You would expect a lot of good books to have been published about Yorkshire and God’s Own County and there are even many great books on our favourite subject and featured here is just one. A lyrical history of England’s … Continue reading

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The Halifax Slasher not Barkisland and Ripponden Slasher

Halifax folk dancing Stick men not Sword men In November 1938 Gertie Watts and Mary Gledhill, were attacked by a man while walking in Old Bank Lane, between Barkisland and Ripponden. Local papers at the time christened it the Halifax … Continue reading

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Rotherham’s Serious Crimes

For fourteen years Jayne Senior tried to help girls from Rotherham who had been groomed, raped, tortured, pimped and threatened with violence by sex traffickers. Only by becoming  a whistleblower, sharing confidential documents to expose the scandal for The Times … Continue reading

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Harrogate’s Great War Terriers

Interesting Comment and Facts about The Harrogate Terriers A Roll of Honour and medal lists of 2,000 officers and men known to have served during the war to end all wars is contained in the book. General Haig accused the … Continue reading

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The Shepherd Lord Fact or Fiction

A Bank holiday read or a book for Fathers Day, this Faction is an interesting cross between fact and fiction. The historical embellishments are entertaining. Product Description from Amazon ‘Young Henry Clifford, heir to vast estates in the North of … Continue reading

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More Books than Bookings for Mike Pannett

He may have been a great copper for 20 years until he took up writing, about the police, about his life and crimes in the Yorkshire Countryside. However his books are coming to book shops thick and fast and he … Continue reading

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What is it about Scarborough and Fiction

The Last Train to Scarborough is a Jim Stringer Steam Detective novel by Andrew Martin. Hot on the heels of our review of the murders in Scarborough in ‘The Other Child’ by Charlotte Link is another book in Andrew Martin’s … Continue reading

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In the Shoes of J B Priestley

J B Priestley in vogue or brogues either way Bradford needs a shoeshine person Continue reading

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Images of Yorkshire Moors & Wolds

Yorkshire is blessed with dramatic and unrivaled scenery. From the East coast through Moors, Dales and Wolds there are umpteen images to catch the imagination. You can access these images via short or long distance walks, from car windows, glossy … Continue reading

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