Library to host book night celebration

Gazette & Herald: Linda Green, bestselling ‘chick lit’ author, who will be reading from her latest novel, talking about her love of books and her inspiration to write at  the World Book Night event at Pickering Library

9:52am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PICKERING library is to host a flagship event for World Book Night.

Literature festival has legs and could be great for York

Gazette & Herald: Miles Salter with BBC journalist and Mastermind Presenter John Humphrys at St Peter's School. Please use Photo credit: John Illingworth

1:26pm Saturday 5th April 2014

York Literature Festival director MILES SALTER reflects on what has been a brilliant seventh festival

The Skinning Tree by Srikumar Sen (Alma Books, £7.99)

3:42pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

 IT IS the early 1940s and nine-year-old Sabby lives in Calcutta where he attends a small first school and, when alone, watches the colourful world of India go by.

Holland House by Linda Kelly (I B Taurus, £25)

3:42pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

MANY walk through Holland Park in London without realising its great political importance, for it is there that once stood here a great Jacobean house owned and restored by the third Lord Holland and his wife Lady Elizabeth Holland, who had dared to defy convention by going through a divorce to marry him.

The Truth Of The Line by Melanie V Taylor (MadeGlobal Publishing. Available through Amazon also an ebook)

8:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

IN 1559, Nicholas Hillyarde and his friend, Thomas Bodley rescue a young boy from being beaten up and this encounter changes Nicholas’ life, for this boy, Marcus, is the son of Mistress Teerlinc, a painter of miniatures at the court of Queen Elizabeth I.

Sweet Dreams Little One by Massimo Gramellini (Alma Books, £11.99)

8:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

PART fiction and part biography this is the story of a young boy’s experience of losing his mother at the age of nine and how his overwhelming grief colours his youth and early adulthood.

Stars of science and politics at York Literature Festival

Gazette & Herald: A talk by Lord Winston on “Are We Facing the End of Humanity?”

1:29pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

The York Literature Festival is upon us once more. STEPHEN LEWIS looks at some highlights of the week ahead.

The Sea And Civilization by Lincoln Paine (Atlantic Books, £30)

Gazette & Herald: Bill Spence

3:12pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE sea, no matter how far we live from it, is, and always has been, a great influence on our lives throughout history.

The Sweet Smell Of Decay by Paul Lawrence (Allison & Busby, £7.99)

Gazette & Herald: Bill Spence

3:10pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

THIS is the first story in a historical crime series that relates the exploits of Harry Lytle, who was the clerk at the Tower of London.

Labour MP Alan Johnson has a date with York Literature Festival

Gazette & Herald: Alan Johnson will be appearing in York later this month

2:34pm Saturday 15th March 2014

Alan Johnson’s childhood memoir This Boy is no typical politician’s autobiography. STEPHEN LEWIS spoke to him ahead of his appearance at the York Literature Festival later this month.

Painting Under Pressure - Fame Reputation And Demand In Renaissance Florence by Michelle O’ Malley (Yale University Press, £30)

3:16pm Thursday 13th March 2014

FIFTEENTH century Florence was the centre of new ideas and fresh approaches in all scholarly pursuits and especially, as we know it to have been, for painting and all fine art works.

The Advent Killer by Alastair Gunn (Michael Joseph, £6.99)

3:15pm Thursday 13th March 2014

WHEN two bodies were found murdered shortly before Christmas on consecutive Sundays at precisely one o’clock, DCI Antonia Hawkins knows she has a serial killer to contend with on her first major case.

Austen’s Women at the York Literature Festival. Studio Theatre, York Theatre Royal, Friday March 28

Gazette & Herald: Actress Rebecca Vaughan in Austen character

12:44pm Saturday 8th March 2014

The voices of some of Jane Austen’s most unforgettable female characters will be brought to glorious life in an event at this year’s York Literature Festival. STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Crucible Of Fate by Andy Johnson (Spiderwize £11.99)

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12:38pm Saturday 8th March 2014

ON June 6, 1944, the Allies launched their long-awaited invasion of Nazi Europe.

Record ticket sales for York Literature Festival

Gazette & Herald: Actress Rebecca Vaughan

12:46pm Saturday 8th March 2014

THIS year’s York Literature Festival is enjoying record ticket sales.

J K Rowling bound for Harrogate crime festival

Gazette & Herald: JK Rowling

2:03pm Saturday 1st March 2014

EUROPE’S largest celebration of crime writing has pulled off a coup by featuring Harry Potter author JK Rowling in her first and only appearance in 2014 to answer questions as Robert Galbraith – her crime-writer alter-ego.

York Literature Festival: How to make crime pay

Gazette & Herald: Helen Cadbury in Deans Park, York

2:01pm Saturday 1st March 2014

CRIME might well pay for northern writers who fancy entering a literary competition with a criminal bent.

Review: The Sure Thing: The Greatest Coup In Horse Racing History, Nick Townsend (Century, £20)

Gazette & Herald: Review: The Sure Thing: The Greatest Coup In Horse Racing History, Nick Townsend (Century, £20)

1:05pm Saturday 1st March 2014

BARNEY CURLEY is a legend among punters.

A chapter in the history of Sinnington Village

Gazette & Herald: Sinnington school football team circa 1895

4:07pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

FORTY years of research has culminated in the publication of a new book looking at the village of Sinnington.

Tracking the past of former Kirkbymoorside railway station

Gazette & Herald: Members of the Kirkbymoorside History Group, from left, Robin Butler, Rita Gibson, Ann Wilson, Louise Mudd, Chris Boddy, Ed Denney and Judy Barker

10:31am Wednesday 12th February 2014

THE history of a Ryedale railway station has been revisited in a new book – 50 years since it closed.

Fast Cooking By James Martin (Quadrille £20)

Gazette & Herald: Fast Cooking By James Martin (Quadrille £20)

8:00am Wednesday 12th February 2014

WHEN I first looked at this latest book from the Maltonborn celebrity chef, I thought that the recipes were either too fancy or going to take too long, but I was wrong on both counts.

A Passion For Colour By Ruth Issett (Search Press £19.99)

Gazette & Herald: A Passion For Colour By Ruth Issett (Search Press £19.99)

8:00am Wednesday 12th February 2014

COLOUR is something we take very much for granted, and it takes an author like Ruth Issett to make us fully appreciate this wonderful phenomenon.

Wartime romance provides plot for first novel

Gazette & Herald: Mary Florence Jackson with her book Out Of Limbo

8:42am Tuesday 11th February 2014

A 79-YEAR-OLD York woman has just published her first novel.

An enjoyable new A-Z guide to York’s history

Gazette & Herald: Paul Chrystal’s new book - York A-Z

12:34pm Saturday 8th February 2014

THERE are already any number of York A-Zs out there. So what on earth do we need another one for, you might think?

The Excecutioner’s Daughter by Jane Hardstaff (Egmont, £6.99)

Gazette & Herald: The Excecutioner’s Daughter by Jane Hardstaff (Egmont, £6.99)

12:29pm Saturday 8th February 2014

TUDOR England in the time of King Henry VIII is brought to vivid life in this exciting adventure for ten to 11 year olds.

Snapshot of hospital life

Gazette & Herald: The boys ward in 1936

3:47pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

MEMORIES of a former orthopaedic children’s hospital have been brought together in a book by Kirkbymoorside History Group.

Ryedale author Bill Spence publishes two new books

Gazette & Herald: Ampleforth author Bill Spence

2:10pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

RYEDALE author Bill Spence is getting ready to open the latest chapter in his life – the publication of two new books.

York author misses out on Costa Book Award

Gazette & Herald: Kate Atkinson

9:53am Wednesday 29th January 2014

YORK author Kate Atkinson has just missed out on a major book award.

New chapter for Ryedale author

Gazette & Herald: Steve Emmett has won a leading literary award

10:53am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

A RYEDALE author and reviewer has won a leading award in the literary industry.

A Sixpenny Song by Jennifer Johnston (Tinder Press, £14.99)

Gazette & Herald: A Sixpenny Song by Jennifer Johnston

8:00am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

ANNIE returns to her home in Ireland when her domineering father dies and discovers that he has left her his house.

The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson (Headline, £6.99)

Gazette & Herald: The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson

8:00am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

IT is 1909 and Maud Heighton wants to make her way in the world as a painter so has left Darlington to study in Paris.

York author Brenda Tyler set to launch her latest book

Gazette & Herald: Brenda Tyler with her third book recording the adventures of the Tomtes

8:56am Friday 17th January 2014

AUTHOR and illustrator Brenda Tyler is preparing to launch her latest book The Tomtes Of Hilltop Stream, which explores the further adventures of the Robinson family at Hilltop Farm, and the secret woodland creatures which live nearby, the Tomtes.

New book from Malton businessman takes readers back in time

Gazette & Herald: Alan Walker with the book he has co-written with Brian Smith and Ken Grant

11:56am Wednesday 15th January 2014

A MALTON businessman has co-written a third book.

Grimm Tales for Young and Old. Told by Philip Pullman (Penguin, Classics £8.99)

8:00am Wednesday 15th January 2014

MOST of us are familiar with Grimms’ Fairy Stories having been introduced to them in childhood.

Chagall Love And Exile by Jackie Wullschlager (Penguin, £20)

8:00am Wednesday 15th January 2014

MARC CHAGALL was one of the pioneers of modern art, working alongside Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.

2014 York Literature Festival preview

Gazette & Herald: John Humphrys

12:07pm Saturday 11th January 2014

This year’s York Literature Festival promises to be better than ever.  STEPHEN LEWIS reports.

Enjoy an evening with Gervase Phinn in Terrington

Gazette & Herald: Gervase Phinn

10:16am Friday 10th January 2014

AUTHOR Gervase Phinn will share his tales of life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales at an event in North Yorkshire next month.

Grandpa Billy edited by D B Kershaw (Chipmunkapublishing, £12.99)

8:00am Wednesday 8th January 2014

GRANDPA Billy is the affectionate title for this autobiography of the editor’s father.

A Short History Of Polar Exploration by Nick Rennison (Pocket Essentials, £7.99)

4:21pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

THE polar regions, north and south have always held a fascination for men.

Kate Atkinson's wartime novel wins major book prize

Gazette & Herald: Kate Atkinson

9:24am Tuesday 7th January 2014

A YORK author’s eighth novel has scooped a major book prize.

More top names added to York Literature Festival line-up

Gazette & Herald: Lord Robert Winston

8:00am Saturday 4th January 2014

THREE more stellar names from the worlds of science, politics and broadcasting have been added to the already-impressive line-up for this year’s York Literature Festival in March.

The Proposal by Tasmina Perry (Headline, £14.99)

2:15pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

AFTER discovering the truth about her rich boy friend in 1950s London, Amy answers an advert for a companion to an aging rich British aristocrat, Georgina.

At The King's Table by Susanne Groom (Merrell £24.95)

2:15pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

THIS is a sumptuous book published in association with Historic Royal Palaces, London.

Yours Er. A Regal Correspondence by Terence Blacker (Headline, £9.99)

2:14pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

THIS light-hearted book started life as a Radio 4 play and reveals the fictional weekly letters of Her Majesty the Queen to Sir Jeremy Scrimgeour, one of her private secretaries.

James Herriot book wings its way to Russia

8:06am Monday 30th December 2013

A RUSSIAN mother needed help from staff at a North Yorkshire tourist attraction to get the Russian book that her two-year-old son wanted for Christmas.

Rose-tinted Summer – The Dressing Room Diary, by Joe Sayers (Great Northern Books, £17.99)

Gazette & Herald: Joe Sayers in T20 action against Nottinghamshire at Headingley

10:40am Saturday 28th December 2013

IT WAS a funny old season in 2013 for Yorkshire batsman Joe Sayers. On the field, there were a number of low points. He played only five LV= County Championship matches, yielding 57 runs, for example.

The Movement Of Stars by Amy Brill (Penguin, £7.99)

11:27am Tuesday 24th December 2013

IN 1845, 25-year-old Hannah Price, brought up in the narrow world of the island of Nantucket, has only the horizons of the stars to tempt her to look beyond her narrow environment and bigoted community.

Britty Britty Bang Bang: One Man’s Attempt To Understand His Country by Hugh Dennis (Headline Review £12.99, also in eBook)

11:27am Tuesday 24th December 2013

Hugh Dennis, our well-loved comedian, was once told he was the most British person that his friend knew.

The Last Of Days by Paul Doherty (Headline, £19.99)

8:00am Wednesday 18th December 2013

WILL SOMERS has been jester to Henry VIII for more than 20 years, but more than that he has been Henry’s confidant and witness to intrigue and horror at court.

Rice’s Church Primer by Matthew Rice (Bloomsbury, £14.99)

8:00am Wednesday 18th December 2013

BRITAIN is known for its beautiful variety of church architecture that is seen in nearly every village and town.

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