Book captures heart and soul of Yorkshire's Grand Depart

York Press: (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.

Win Geoffrey Boycott’s The Corridor Of Certainty

York Press:

12:02pm Saturday 20th September 2014

THE Press has five copies of Geoffrey Boycott’s The Corridor Of Certainty, My Life Beyond Cricket to be won, courtesy of Simon & Schuster.

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

York Press: (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

York Press: 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

York Press: 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)

York Press:

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)

York Press:

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

York Press: 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

York Press: 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

York Press: 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)

York Press: 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)

York Press: 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)

York Press:

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

York Press: 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

York Press: 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

York Press:

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

York Press: 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

York Press:

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

York Press:

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

York Press: 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

York Press:

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

York Press: 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)

York Press: (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)

York Press: 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)

York Press: 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

York Press: (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

York Press: 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

York Press: 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

York Press: (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

York Press: 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)

York Press: 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)

York Press: 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

Fly author Mike Barfield to make buzz at Hay festival

York Press: Mike Barfield in his fly costumePic: Alice Barfield

2:03pm Saturday 24th May 2014

WHEN it comes to making a living by dressing up as a giant housefly, Mike Barfield more or less has the market cornered.

Children’s author in hope of award

York Press: Christina Gabbitas is the author of the Felicity Fly children’s series

9:09am Saturday 24th May 2014

AN author from Selby is days away from finding out whether she has won a national award.

Steve Mosby discusses the highlights of this year's Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate

York Press: Author Steve Mosby is the chair of this year’s Crime Writers Festival in Harrogate

11:46am Saturday 17th May 2014

Crime writer Steve Mosby, chair of this year's Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, tells JULIAN COLE about the darker side of his imagination, and discusses festival highlights

Pupils to meet former Children’s Laureate at book festival

York Press: Michael Morpurgo

11:04am Wednesday 7th May 2014

SCHOOL pupils in Ryedale are being invited to meet former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo, when he visits Malton later this year.

The Bossall Treasure by Douglas G Pearson (Self-published by DouglasG Pearson, £9.99 on Amazon, Kindle version £6.24)

York Press: (5892876)

1:36pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

HERE'S one for stay-at-home adventurers – an armchair treasure hunt with a book as your guide.

York In War And Peace by David Rubinstein (Quack books, £10)

York Press: P 11/11/98: World War 1 Pick up pix from York Ref Library.  1919 and the city celebrates the peace.  Street party in Moss Street.  First World War. (5892217)

1:29pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

HERE'S a neat idea in a year that marks both the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of D-Day: a book 'topping and tailing' the two world wars from the perspective of the York people who fought in and lived through them.

Local writers give insight into First World War

York Press: LOOKING BACK: A photograph from the book showing a bombed house in Scarborough in 1914

11:08am Wednesday 30th April 2014

TWO local writers have turned a keen interest in to a soon to be published book detailing the history of the First World War.

Journey of a long life

York Press: Journalist and mature student John Scott with his new book ...........Nigel Holland. (5671729)

12:04pm Saturday 26th April 2014

JOHN Scott very nearly never became a journalist. If he hadn't been colour blind, a career as a railway engineer might have beckoned.

The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver (Hodder & Stoughton £7.99)

York Press: (5275185)

3:06pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

When Robert Moreno, an American citizen, is murdered in a luxury hotel in the Bahamas, it has every sign of being a contract killing.

Murder On A Summer's Day by Frances Brody (Piatkus £8.99)

York Press: (5275182)

3:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Kate Shackleton has formed a reputation for her detective work in the days after the Great War and in this the fifth book of the series she is summoned by her cousin James, now working in the India Office, to go to investigate a disappearance of Maharajah Narayan who is presently staying at the Devonshire Arms Hotel at Bolton Abbey.

Library to host book night celebration

York Press: 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

York Press: 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.


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