John Morrison portrays Yorkshire in a variety of moods, throughout the seasons. Trees in
blossom with the candyfloss colours of spring; summer in the Dales, among the wildflower meadows, with
cumulus clouds stacked up like scatter cushions; autumn in broadleaved woodland, with a carpet of fallen
leaves; and finally winter, which seems to go on for ever under leaden skies, before you wake up one
morning to find the world has been washed clean in the night, with a sky of unclouded blue.
Some views will be familiar: cricket at Headingley, the Victorian elegance of Harrogate, the River Ouse at
York and the silhouette of Ingleborough, one of the Three Peaks. Other pictures explore less obvious
landmarks. All of them 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.
Born and raised in Leeds, John Morrison has published more than 40 books as
a writer and landscape photographer. He has previously provided the evocative
pictures for the Halsgrove titles: Moods of the Yorkshire Dales, Moods of the Brontë
Moors, A Portrait of Leeds and A Portrait of Bradford. Now, having moved to a shack
on the shore of Windermere, he leads a life of almost monastic austerity.
Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 1 90688 727 8, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published July 2007. Reprinted February 2009. Reprinted August 2016.