Fairy tales with a Yorkshire twist

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THE ‘‘Yorkshire Bard’’, Barnsley poet Ian McMillan, will be in York on Monday to sign copies of his new book ‘‘Daft Yorkshire Fairy Tales’’.

The book, published by Dalesman at £7.99, gives McMillan’s take on a host of classic fairy tales – including a version of Jack and the Beanstalk in which, when Jack plants his magic beans, “of course, nothing happens. This is Yorkshire, after all”.

The poet will be at W H Smith in Coney Street from 2pm on Monday.

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