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A small selection of titles about Yorkshire’s rich history
Tracing Your Yorkshire Ancestors Literary Trails: Haworth and the Brontës Tales from the Big House: Nostell Priory Life in Georgian Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Beside the Seaside Female Railway Workers in World War II Sheffield’s Most Notorious Gangs Aunt Branwell and the Brontë Legacy

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The Brontë Sisters Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses Yorkshire’s Secret Castles Tales from the Big House: Temple Newsam

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Yorkshire Towns & Cities in the Great War
Harrogate and Ripon in the Great War Pontefract and Castleford in the Great War Hull in the Great War Halifax in the Great War

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Sheffield in The Great War York in the Great War Barnsley in the Great War Leeds in the Great War

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1968-2018: 50 years of Yorkshire Television

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Heartbeat and Beyond – Memoirs of 50 Years of Yorkshire Television by former Director of Programmes at Yorkshire Television, John Fairley, and former Director of Operations & Development, Graham Ironside.

In 1968 a group of young people took over a derelict trouser factory in a rundown part of Leeds and set about producing programmes that were to define the British television world of the late 20th Century.

These included the investigative documentary series First Tuesday, Darling Buds of May, Whicker’s World, Don’t Ask Me and Heartbeat.

At the same time they attracted, indeed often created, stars of international fame such as James Mason, Catherine Zeta Jones, Alan Whicker, David Jason, Magnus Pike and David Frost.

Fifty years on, their achievements and experiences, often dramatic and frequently absurd, make for fascinating behind-the-scenes reading. This book paints a colourful and entertaining picture of the making from virtually nothing of one of the greatest television channels of all times.

You may also be interested in: Calendar Boy – the Memoirs of Austin Mitchell

Transport History in Yorkshire – save 30% off RRPs with code ENCYORKS18

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Heritage Railway Guide: The North Yorkshire Moors Railway by Michael Vanns.

This fantastic guide traces the history of, arguably, the most popular heritage railway in Britain from the origins of the line in the 1830s through the good, bad and controversial times, up to the present day.

Every year since 1973, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has transported hundreds of thousands of visitors in preserved steam and diesel-hauled trains between Pickering and Grosmont through an ancient landscape of unmatched beauty. When those trains started to run regularly to and from Whitby in 2007, it revived a service started by the Whitby & Pickering Railway Company back in 1836.

The history of the NYMR is a fascinating one that will do well to be remembered. This book explores the journey, development and changes of the NYMR and is a fantastic guide to how the railway industry has changed over time.

Rails Through Barnsley River Ouse Bargeman Regional Tramways – Yorkshire and North East of England Railway Developments Around Leeds and Bradford since 1968

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The Extraordinary Life of A A Milne

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As featured in the Mail On Sunday’s Event magazine: The Extraordinary Life of A A Milne by Nadia Cohen.

Very few authors can ever dream of coming close to the legacy left by A A Milne. He remains a household name in almost every corner of the globe thanks to a phenomenally popular collection of whimsical children’s stories about a boy named Christopher Robin and his beloved teddy bear.

Generations of children have grown up loving the tales of Winnie The Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, which are still among the most popular – and profitable – fictional characters in the world.

But while the adorable poems and stories have brought unparalleled joy to millions, Alan Alexander Milne, himself was never able to enjoy the fame and fortune they brought him. He died deeply resenting Pooh’s success, as far as he was concerned those stories were just such a tiny fraction of his literary work, but nothing else he produced came close in terms of public appreciation.

Milne died still unable to reconcile the fact that no matter what else he wrote, regardless of all the plays and stories for adults he had published, he would always be remembered as a children’s storyteller.

And his son, widely hailed as the inspiration for the adorable character of Christopher Robin, could never accept his unique place in literary history either. He had barely reached his teens before he grew to loathe his famous father, whom he bitterly accused of exploiting his early years.

The Extraordinary Life of A A Milne delves deep into the life of Milne, sheds light on new places, and tells stories untold.

Coming soon: Death on the Victorian Beat

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As featured by the Mail Online: Death on the Victorian Beat – The Shocking Story of Police Deaths by Martin Baggoley.

Death on the Victorian Beat is the first book dedicated solely to the murders of police officers in the Victorian era, recalling numerous cases from across the United Kingdom. Martin Baggoley highlights the resistance faced everyday by officers of all ranks, in both the great cities and in the supposedly peaceful countryside, during this important and sometimes turbulent period in our history.

Many cases are unveiled by the author, including those of: Sergeant Charles Brett, murdered on the streets of Manchester by Fenians attempting to release two of their leaders from a police van; Detective Inspector Charles Thain, fatally wounded at sea by a prisoner he was escorting back from Germany; Constable William Jump lost his life during a bitter industrial dispute involving brickmakers in Ashton-under-Lyne; and Inspector Joseph Drewitt and Constable Thomas Shorter murdered in a confrontation with poachers in Hungerford, to name but a few.

This book is bursting with accounts of danger and great courage urging to be read, as the author allows the lives of these gallant officers to run through the pages.

Obituary: Mary Ellis, Spitfire Girl

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As reported in The Times: Mary Ellis, Spitfire girl, dies at 101.

We visualise dashing and daring young men as the epitome of the pilots of the Second World War, yet amongst that elite corps was one person who flew no less than 400 Spitfires and 76 different types of aircraft – and that person was Mary Wilkins (later Ellis).

Her story was one of the most remarkable and endearing of the war, as this young woman, serving as a ferry pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary, transported aircraft for the RAF, including fast fighter planes and huge four-engine bombers. On one occasion Mary delivered a Wellington bomber to an airfield, and as she climbed out of the aircraft the RAF ground crew ran over to her and demanded to know where the pilot was! Mary said simply: ‘I am the pilot!’ Unconvinced the men searched the aircraft before they realised a young woman had indeed flown the bomber all by herself.

After the war she accepted a secondment to the RAF, being chosen as one of the first pilots, and one of only three women, to take the controls of the new Meteor fast jet. By 1950 the farmer’s daughter from Oxfordshire with a natural instinct to fly became Europe’s first female air commandant.

In this authorised biography by Melody Foreman, the woman who said she kept in the background during her ATA years and left all the glamour of publicity to her colleagues, finally reveals all about her action-packed career which spans almost a century of aviation, and her love for the skies which, even in her nineties, never faltered.

Plus! Two new releases with 20% off RRPs
Dambusters: The Forging of a Legend The Last Cruise of a German Raider

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