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ISBN: 9780857042996
AUTHOR: Stephen Wade
Yorkshire Curious & Surprising
Yorkshire Curious & Surprising
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There was the man who stood in court, accused of murder, and never said a word. He hadn’t spoken to anyone for years. Then there was the squire who was almost killed by a crocodile, and the riot that broke out over a funeral path. These are just a few of the tales in this collection.

The county of Yorkshire has arguably more than its fair share of stories in its colourful and unique social history, and this book brings together a selected collection of some of the best in the files of Stephen Wade, one of the foremost historians and storytellers on Yorkshire themes.

Here the reader will find records of astounding longevity, bizarre crimes, unexplained appearances from some other dimension, and in short, there will be surprises and shocks along the way as the focus shifts from famous to infamous and from eccentric to heroic people who have figured in the story of the Ridings.

There are unpredictable appearances too, of people usually associated with other places, like George Sala, friend of Dickens, who tried to launch his ballooning career in Hull, or the adventurer Harry de Windt, who was a judge at the Doncaster Air Show when the women pilots competed with men and often won.

Yet the traditional tales are here too, so country houses, sea coasts and some intriguing deviants and ‘characters’ have their place. Perhaps most compelling of all are the stories from the odd footnotes of history, narratives missed in the chronicles of this great English shire.

Stephen Wade is a writer and storyteller with many books on his home county of Yorkshire in print. For Halsgrove he wrote Hauntings in Yorkshire, along with other paranormal tales. When he is not writing, he is performing, presenting his Uncle Albert stories at festivals, libraries and clubs, based on his short story collections. His latest social history books include No More Soldiering and The Justice Women.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 299 6, hardback, 210x148mm, 144pages. Published October 2016.

Hauntings in YorkshireHauntings in Yorkshire - £8.99
Hauntings in Yorkshire is a different kind of ghost case book. It brings together both well-known traditional stories and experiences gathered by the Stephen Wade from his own researches and from testimonies and reports by Yorkshire people who have contacted him with their accounts of paranormal experience.
Yorkshire Heritage Steam RailwaysYorkshire Heritage Steam Railways - £14.99
From their stunning portfolios Mike and Karl Heath take us on a photographic journey around the county.
Yorkshire Dales - Loving It!Yorkshire Dales - Loving It! - £9.99
In this exciting Loving It! series the aim has been to provide a bookful of images in which the reader can lose themselves. In Ian McVety's spectacular panoramic photographs, the landscape of the Dales is shown off at its breathtaking best - widescreen images capturing the area in all its rich diversity.
Yorkshire Dales in WinterYorkshire Dales in Winter - £14.99
Told in a collection of stunning landscape photographs by Keith Wood, this is the story of the Yorkshire Dales over the winter. Starting with the first hints of autumn, running through the long, cold white winter and concluding with the first signs of new life in the spring.
Yorkshire HighYorkshire High - £14.99
There is no better way of comprehending the supremely alluring diversity of Yorkshire than from a bird’s-eye view, the perspective from the skies opening-up undiscovered vistas and unlocking a further dimension in the attraction of ‘God’s Own County’.
Yorkshire Dales Address BookYorkshire Dales Address Book - £12.99
John Morrison's sense of place and the excitement as well as the beauty of each scene, is evident again and again in the superb images reproduced in this beautiful Address Book.
The Spirit of YorkshireThe Spirit of Yorkshire - £4.99
John Morrison portrays Yorkshire in a variety of moods, throughout the seasons. All of his evocative photographs will bring a nod of recognition to lovers of England’s biggest county, while making exiled Yorkshire folk shake their heads and wonder why on earth they chose to leave.
Moods of YorkshireMoods of Yorkshire - £14.99
Yorkshire is hard to pin down, and as this new book by renowned Hebden Bridge photographer John Morrison shows, there are many ‘Yorkshires’. All these are captured by his sensitive, enquiring camera, in a stunning book which every lover of the county will want to own.
The Yorkshire River DerwentThe Yorkshire River Derwent - £14.99
Through the author’s unique personal experiences and intimate knowledge of the area and its history, The Yorkshire River Derwent – Moments in Time blends an intriguing and occasionally bizarre mix of determined conservation activity with anecdotal stories to engage the reader in a fascinating account of the river and its landscape, celebrate the actions of ordinary people who have influenced the course of its recent history, and reflect on the challenges of the future.
York IlluminatedYork Illuminated - £14.99
In this superb collection of more than 140 photographs,Yorkshire–based photographer Paul Moon shows an aspect of York many visitors never see, the famous sites and hidden corners when floodlights and streetlights are switched on for the night. The illuminated winding cobbled streets take you on journey into York’s past and its stunning architecture grabs your attention at every turn.
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