A homage to England

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Guardian journalist and former Wisden editor Matthew Engel’s new book is an amiable, engaging journey through every county in England. Yorkshire features prominently. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

A Royal Cookbook by Mark Flanagan and Edward Griffiths (Royal Collection, £14.95)

Gazette & Herald:

4:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

What a delightful book, a pleasure to handle, full of wonderful colour photographs not only of the final dish and its ingredients but also of the Royal Household.

Mike Pannett leafs through childhood days

Gazette & Herald:

4:02pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Best-selling North Yorkshire writer Mike Pannett has published his childhood memoirs, A Likely Tale Lad, released by his new publisher, Dalesman Books.

Inspiration Gardens by Helene Gammack (National Trust, £14.99)

4:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Here are superb photographs with just sufficient interesting text to put them into context with the seasonal layout.

Harrogate History Festival preview

Gazette & Herald:

1:04pm Saturday 18th October 2014

York author TOM HARPER will be part of a panel discussing the legend of the Holy Grail at this year’s Harrogate History Festival. Here, he explains why literature is so fascinated by the object...

The Oxford Companion To Food edited by Alan Davidson (£40)

4:20pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THIS is a big subject that deserves a big book, and here it is – 922 pages on which the subject is presented alphabetically from aardvark to yuzu.

The Dead Ground by Claire McGowan, (Headline £7.99)

4:19pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE DEAD GROUND WHEN a baby is kidnapped from a local hospital, Paula Maguire, a forensic psychologist is asked to help in finding her.

Success for Ryedale Book Festival

Gazette & Herald: World renowned author Michael Morpurgo talks to Ryedale School children at the Milton Rooms, Malton.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (11392581)

10:17am Wednesday 15th October 2014

CELEBRATED author Michael Morpurgo took to the stage for a unique event with hundreds of local schoolchildren as part of the annual Ryedale Book Festival.

York is backdrop for new detective novel

Gazette & Herald:

1:07pm Saturday 11th October 2014

CRIME writer Leigh Russell, creator of the crime fiction series featuring Geraldine Steel, is visiting York this weekend, but she won't be bringing Geraldine with her.

‘Every day is a writing day’

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Bernard Cornwell doesn’t believe in writer’s block and cheerfully uses history to his own fictional ends, as he tells STEVE PRATT ahead of a visit to Yorkshire later this month.

Retracing York ’s Roman past

Gazette & Herald:

12:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

In her book Under Another Sky the Guardian’s chief arts writer CHARLOTTE HIGGINS examines the impact of the Romans on Britain’s history, landscape and imagination.

Amateur astronomer publishes first novel

Gazette & Herald: Phil Shepherdson looking through the Thomas Cooke-built Newall telescope in Athens, which he campaigned to help save

8:51am Thursday 9th October 2014

READERS of The Press will know Phil Shepherdson as one of our more genial and perceptive letters page correspondents.

Writer obsessed with Norse code

Gazette & Herald: (11052074)

10:57am Saturday 4th October 2014

ROBERT Low became a Viking to get fit. He was a middle-aged Glasgow journalist obsessed with ancient warfare. Joining a Viking re-enactment group so he could limber up by bashing hell out of other Vikings with a sword and shield seemed perfect.

Gideon Smith & The Brass Dragon by David Barnett (Snowbooks, £7.99)

Gazette & Herald:

10:46am Saturday 4th October 2014

DAVID BARNETT follows up his steam-punk novel Gideon Smith And The Mechanical Girl with an even more wildly dizzying tale of adventure, derring-do and fantastical occurrences.

Ryedale author and former diplomat launches first book

Gazette & Herald: First time novelist and former diplomat Jean Harrod

8:47am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A RYEDALE woman who spent her working life travelling the world as a diplomat last night launched her debut novel inspired by her intriguing career.

Book launched about village's Tour de France day in the spotlight

Gazette & Herald: Local resident Stef Bennett, (left)who organised the village's TDF celebrations, and Hambleton council director Dave Goodwin

11:32am Friday 26th September 2014

A SMALL North Yorkshire village has re-lived the day it became a global star when the Tour de France pedalled through.

Book captures heart and soul of Yorkshire's Grand Depart

Gazette & Herald: (10517402)

9:41am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A PHOTOJOURNALIST'S behind-the-scenes project to 'capture the heart and soul' of Yorkshire’s Grand Depart will culminate with the launch next week of a reportage-style photo journal.

Photojournalist's journal to capture heart and soul of Yorkshire's Grand Depart to be launched next week

Gazette & Herald: (10517402)

7:58am Saturday 20th September 2014

A PHOTOJOURNALIST'S behind-the-scenes project to 'capture the heart and soul' of Yorkshire’s Grand Depart will culminate with the launch next week of a reportage-style photo journal.

Turn back time with new book about Kirkbymoorside

Gazette & Herald: Author Chris Boddy with his book The Millers of Kirkbymoorside at Moorside Rooms.Nigel Holland (9329500)

3:38pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A FASCINATING book looking at the history of local mills has been produced by Kirkbymoorside History Group,

Packed programme for Ryedale Book Festival

Gazette & Herald: Cat Weatherill - Boo & Bang

9:46am Wednesday 10th September 2014

BOOK fans can look forward to a packed programme of events at next month's Ryedale Book Festival.

I Never Knew That About England's Country Churches by Christopher Winn (Ebury Press, £10.99)

Gazette & Herald:

11:59am Friday 5th September 2014

Country churches are an important part of England’s history. How often do we pass them without a second thought? If we do visit them do we try to discover their story? If we don’t we may miss many interesting facts and facets.

The Long Fall by Julia Crouch (Headline, £13.99)

Gazette & Herald:

11:07am Friday 5th September 2014

It is 1980 and Eighteen-year-old Emma James leaves Ripon to travel on a Gap Year to Europe. She is alone but finds company in keeping a diary.

Harrogate History Festival hosts top authors

Gazette & Herald: Sandi Toksvig

2:16pm Saturday 30th August 2014

This year's Harrogate History Festival will feature appearances by big-name authors such as Bernard Cornwell and CJ Sansom, debates about Viking poetry and the killing of the princes in the tower - and a retelling of the myth of Noah's Ark. STEPHEN LEWIS reports

Tickets go on sale for Beverley Literature Festival

Gazette & Herald: West front of Beverley minster, said to have inspired Westminster AbbeyImage supplied by Beverley Minster

11:25am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TICKETS have gone on sale for this year’s Beverley Literature Festival.

Author marks launch of first children's novel with prank competition

Gazette & Herald: Andy Seed, author of new children's book Prankenstein

9:38am Monday 18th August 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire author is launching a prank competition for children to mark the publication of his first children's novel - Prankenstein.

Review: Summer Lies Bleeding by Nuala Casey (Quercus, priced £7.99)

Gazette & Herald: York author Nuala Casey in her office in the garden of her Heslington Lane home. Picture : Garry Atkinson (9266942)

2:25pm Saturday 16th August 2014

York author Nuala Casey's follow-up to Soho 4am is a modern tale of four characters adrift in London – with a searing portrait of a young woman battling OCD at its core. STEPHEN LEWIS reports

Review: Ghost Stories From Whitby - The Mulgrave Tales by Chris Firth (Electraglade Press, £5.99; 77p Kindle edition)

Gazette & Herald: Dear Editor,2010 Book CompetitionRichard Burdon25 Garden WayPickeringN. Yorks.YO18 8BG01751-472110The photograph was taken on mid summers evening 2009 from the top of the 199 steps in Whitby (9360121)

2:24pm Saturday 16th August 2014

FOR AN unassuming little seaside town, Whitby has quite a connection to the supernatural, and to horrors that creep and crawl by night.

Review: The Self Portrait: A Cultural History by James Hall (Thames and Hudson, £19.95)

Gazette & Herald:

11:14am Friday 15th August 2014

Today, with the camera on our mobile phones we can make a self portrait in seconds but possibly for different reasons from those created by painters.

American author Madeline Miller set for online chat with fans

Gazette & Herald: Greenwich libraries extend opening hours following public demand

10:22am Friday 15th August 2014

AN AMERICAN author will link up with fans over Skype as she takes part in a question and answer session in York.

DCI Banks creator home and ready to meet his fans

Gazette & Herald: Undated  Handout of Peter Robinson, author of Abattoir Blues published in hardback by Hodder & Stoughton. See PA Feature BOOK Robinson. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature BOOK

2:55pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

Yorkshire-born crime writer Peter Robinson found love and success after moving to Canada, but he still misses home - in fact it was homesickness that inspired the creation of DCI Banks. Hannah Stephenson digs a little deeper

How Cis met Barbiche

Gazette & Herald:

12:23pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A new book of diaries and letters sheds light on an unforgettable wartime romance with a York connection, reports STEPHEN LEWIS

J K Rowling is star turn at Harrogate Crime Writing Festival

Gazette & Herald: J.K. Rowling with Val McDermid at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate

11:06am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WORLD-FAMOUS author J.K. Rowling has appeared at a literary festival in North Yorkshire.

Belinda Bauer scoops the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award

Gazette & Herald:

12:58pm Saturday 19th July 2014

IT could have been three times in a row for Scottish crime writer Denise Mina. But Belinda Bauer stepped in instead to scoop the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for her novel Rubbernecker.

Tom Harper book signing event at National Trust shop

Gazette & Herald:

9:12am Friday 18th July 2014

A YORK-based author will be signing copies of his new novel in the city this week.

Denise Mina shortlisted again for Theakston prize

Gazette & Herald: Denise Mina author (7874909)

2:31pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A VERY 'peculier' honour is about to be bestowed on a crime writer at the genre's leading festival.

Putting loss into words

Gazette & Herald:

2:30pm Saturday 5th July 2014

GRIEF, loss and anger, but wonder too at the sheer beauty of a still moment in time –they're all there in York poet Don Walls' latest volume of work, Somewhere Else, which will be officially launched at the City Screen Basement Bar on Tuesday.

The Man Who Killed Richard III, by Susan Fern (Amberley, £18.99)

2:29pm Saturday 5th July 2014

YORK has lost the second great battle of Bosworth: the battle about where King Richard III should be finally laid to rest.

Ex-policeman writes first novel

Gazette & Herald: Author Steve Pearse, of Great Barugh, with his novel Finding Jane. Pic: Mike Tipping (7565363)

11:48am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A FORMER Ryedale police officer has written his first novel set around the infamous 2013 landslip beneath Whitby Abbey.

Falling For Football - The teams that shaped our obsession, compiled by Adam Bushby & Rob MacDonald (£11.99, Ockley Books)

Gazette & Herald: (7622812)

12:37pm Saturday 28th June 2014

NOBODY forgets their first love and very few football fans have any problem recalling the exact moment they fell for the beautiful game.

Zodiac Station by Tom Harper is published by Hodder, priced £16.99 (Kindle edition £8.99)

Gazette & Herald: Author Tom Harper in Svalbard, in the Arctic circle

12:37pm Saturday 28th June 2014

In the Arctic, no-one can hear you scream. STEPHEN LEWIS talks to York author Tom Harper about his latest thriller, set in a remote polar research station

Duty Calls, Castle Howard And The Great War by Christopher Ridgway (Castle Howard, £10)

Gazette & Herald: A column of Royal Naval Division buses in France,1914. The supply of these buses was organised by Geoffrey Howard, a lieutenant in the regiment, son of Rosalind Howard. He took this photo.

2:02pm Saturday 21st June 2014

I HAVE read many books on ‘The Great War’ and this one, by Christopher Ridgway, ranks among the very best. It tells the personal stories, not only of the Howard family, but also of those who worked on the Estate at the time.

Walking York's city walls

Gazette & Herald: (7317724)

1:40pm Saturday 21st June 2014

FOR those of us lucky enough to live in York, the city walls are a familiar, satisfying backdrop. For visitors, meanwhile, they are one of York's star attractions.

The Photographers Guide to the Yorkshire Dales, by Ellen Bowness

Gazette & Herald: YorkshireCoverFINAL.indd (7317142)

1:39pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A new guide to photographing the Yorkshire Dales is a must for aspiring landscape photographers, says MADELEINE HOWELL

Isle of Man is the subject of funny book

10:47am Saturday 21st June 2014

A FORMER director of communications for the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has launched a new humorous travel book about the Isle of Man.

Selby author nominated for top writing contest

Gazette & Herald: Christina Gabbitas

7:50am Wednesday 11th June 2014

A SELBY author has said she is proud to have been nominated in a national writing competition.

Festival of Ideas: The heartbreak and hope of a holocaust survivor

Gazette & Herald: (6791657)

11:44am Saturday 7th June 2014

Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss - the stepsister of Anne Frank - will be in York later this month for the Festival of Ideas. She spoke to STEPHEN LEWIS

Famous children’s writer Michael Morpurgo coming to York

Gazette & Herald: Michael Morpurgo

8:56am Thursday 5th June 2014

THE author whose children’s book inspired the film “War Horse” will be in York later this month as part of the York Festival of Ideas.

Angel of Death by Ben Cheetham (Head of Zeus, £7.99)

Gazette & Herald: Angel of Death by Ben Cheetham (Head of Zeus, £7.99)

3:16pm Friday 30th May 2014

Ben Cheetham uses his home-town of Sheffield as the backdrop to this hard-hitting thriller.

Tweet of the Day by Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss (Saltyard Books, £25)

Gazette & Herald: Tweet of the Day by Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss (Saltyard Books, £25)

3:14pm Friday 30th May 2014

Tweet in this case refers to bird songs. Radio 4 has done a great deal to familiarise us with the vast variety of British bird songs and in this fascinating book we are drawn to learn more about our birds that can entertain us if only we would listen to them. No doubt we are aware of them, but do we really listen?

The strangest ever over...

2:19pm Saturday 24th May 2014

Former York journalist Dan Waddell's latest book tells the extraordinary story of an English cricket team which toured Nazi Germany in 1937. One of the English innocents abroad was a young Peter Terry, of the York chocolate family. STEPHEN LEWIS reports






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