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

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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Maeve Binchy 1940- 2012

Maeve Binchy the best-selling Irish author has died aged 72 after a short illness. Ian Rankin has tweeted “Maeve Binchy was a gregarious, larger than life, ebullient recorder of human foibles and wonderment.” She was a great story teller who … Continue reading

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Gore Vidal – Homosexuality & Transexuality

During the late 1940’s and early 50’s Gore Vidal was producing challenging books. This included Myra Breckinridge (sunsequently made into a film) and The City And The Pillar with a hint of autobiographical politics and homosexuality. Gore Vidal died on … Continue reading

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Yorkshire’s Fictional Anthropologist

I have just read ‘The Calling of the Grave’ by Yorkshire author Simon Beckett. It features Dr David Hunter a forensic expert to equal Kay Scarpetta or Kathy Reichs’ Tempe Brennan. Not up to the standard of Pat Baker’s W.H.R. … Continue reading

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Quick Guide to Slow North Yorkshire

Slow North Yorkshire: Moors, Dales & Coast, including York – Local, characterful guides to Britain’s special places from Mike Bradshaw According to the description of this book it ‘explores the nooks and crannies of this dramatic and diverse county and … Continue reading

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The Cragg Vale Coiners – Phillis Bentley

Coiners historically were people who were makers of counterfeit coins or those who ‘coins money’ by clipping or filing off bits of valuable metal. They literally were ‘coining it in’.   A tour d’Yorkshire book from and about old ‘Cragg … Continue reading

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Black Diamonds Built Wentworth Castle

Wentworth Castle at Stainborough near Barnsley has fine gardens and parkland to walk around. Now-a-days Wentworth Castle buildings are used as a college of further education known as The Northern College. Access into the house is therefore strictly by pre-booked … Continue reading

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Whitby – Home For Vampires That Fear The Light?

Since Bram Stoker lit his first candle to see the ink drying on his story of Dracula the local vampires have preferred the night and twilight. So might you if you see the light like this around St Mary’s and … Continue reading

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Haworth no Bronte Publicity II PY

When a Haworth based family buy a beautiful vintage Rolls-Royce, little do they know they would get more than they bargained for. Named after the car’s registration II PY this book by a local author is ‘Fast-paced and action-packed, II … Continue reading

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Partner-ignoringly Compulsive – Jojo Moyes Novel

Now the Euro  football is decided and the Olympics put to rest it may be your turn to be ‘Partner-ignoringly Compulsive’ by reading one of Jojo Moyes  fiction books. Preface to Yorkshire Book Club (A3) Jojo Moyes has been a … Continue reading

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