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Yorkshire

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20th July 2023

Price: £12.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472154873

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In Yorkshire: There and Back, Andrew Martin celebrates Britain’s most charismatic county, looking back at the Yorkshire of his 1970s childhood and as it is today.

Journeying to every historic corner, Martin writes affectionally about its past, present and peculiarities. York is an evolving city of chocolate, trains, pubs and tourists. Scarborough should be viewed as the posh place it once was, with surprising secrets pertaining to Adolf Hitler and the sea. Leeds is seen as the ‘hard’ town with its party goers and late-night provocateurs, but its indoor market never fails to offer a sense of quintessential Yorkshireness on a rainy Saturday afternoon, with milky tea served in beakers and the Leeds United result coming through by osmosis. And the Moors and Dales continue to boast beauty and danger alike.

Effortlessly entertaining and wonderfully detailed, Yorkshire: There and Back is a memoir, guide, and all-round appreciation of ‘God’s own county’.


Praise for Andrew Martin

‘There is no one else who is writing like Andrew Martin today…unique and important’ Guardian

‘Iconoclastic, entertaining and often devastatingly witty’ Barry Forshaw, Independent

‘He can stop you in your tracks with a well-turned phrase’ Sunday Times

‘A genuinely funny writer…also a daring one’ The Times

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Barry Forshaw on Andrew Martin, Independent
Iconoclastic, entertaining and often devastatingly witty
Guardian
There is no one else who is writing like Andrew Martin today...unique and important
Sunday Times
He can stop you in your tracks with a well-turned phrase
The Times
A genuinely funny writer...also a daring one
Daily Mail
Very funny and touching... Martin is a journalist and novelist with splendid observational skills and a warm, comic touch, and he spots regional characteristics others have missed...Delightful and unexpected facts abound: who knew that the London Tube map was allegedly inspired by York's medieval street pattern?
TLS
Martin guides up through the geography of "God's Own Country", but also writes amusingly about the blunt pithiness associated with a place that shows 'the merest glimmer of humour, like a small spark struck from a flint'