YORKSHIRE: A Lyrical History


YORKSHIRE: A Lyrical History

RICHARD MORRIS    Book Number: 91529    Product format: Paperback

We descend into the Yorkshire's netherworld of caves and mines, and face dark episodes at once brave and dark such as the part played by Whitby and Hull in emptying Arctic waters of whales, or the re-routing of rivers and destruction of Yorkshire's fens. We encounter real and fabled heroes and discover why, from the Iron Age to the Cold War, Yorkshire has been such a key place in times of tension and struggle. In his wide-ranging and lyrical, restless, poetic and strange book Morris weaves history, family stories, travelogue and ecology to reveal how Yorkshire took shape as a landscape in literature, legend and popular regard. The book is illustrated with 64 images from the Tom Pudding Train to an acoustic mirror, a rainbow bridge to an internment camp, plus 26 plates including the topography of Yorkshire, castles at Richmond, Pontefract and Whorlton, a map of Yorkshire in a hand drawn style and all packaged in a neat 278 page paperback. Some colour plates.
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ISBN 9781780229096
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