Yorkshire: There and Back (Hardback)
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Yorkshire: There and Back (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages
Published: 05/05/2022
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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

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472154859
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 238 x 166 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

There is no one else who is writing like Andrew Martin today...unique and important - Guardian

Iconoclastic, entertaining and often devastatingly witty - Barry Forshaw on Andrew Martin, 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

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? - Daily Mail

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' - TLS

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