“I’m unbelievably proud to be Yorkshire born and to be included in this wonderful collection.” – Dame Judi Dench
Yorkshire Made Me is about the pride of the county, its exceptional people and its special places. What comes across most is that no matter how far Yorkshire men & women go, in distance or stardom, from the place of their birth, they are forever shaped by it, regularly return, and are intensely proud to belong.
This excellent little book is a wonderful introduction to the story of the Pendle witch trials of 1612.
In a very lively and readable style, Christine Goodier provides a who’s who of the events, as well as an interesting angle on the trials themselves. She emphasises that the accused were merely flesh and blood, not demons, arguing that they were poor, uneducated people who were at worst misguided.
This is one of our consistently best-selling walking books, which has just been reprinted. Order yours today!
The 40 walks included in this excellent book all visit places of unusual interest within Lancashire, allowing the walker to enjoy the finest scenery whilst delving into our county’s unique and often mysterious past. They will appeal to those who are seeking to tread the less travelled by-ways.
Nature writer Jan Wiltshire’s second book! This is a great read and a useful guide for the millions who love Cumbria and the Lakes.
Beautiful photography in full colour throughout. This is writing that really makes you feel as if you are there, experiencing the beautiful landscape of Cumbria. If you love the countryside and enjoy books that inspire, inform and entertain, then Cumbrian Contrasts will delight.
This important new book endeavours to explain the true nature of the Industrial Revolution in every part of the British Isles.
The Industrial Revolution changed the world. The images we all share – of steam engines, multi-storey textile mills, and of regiments of working men and women flooding out of factory gates at the end of their shifts – are so familiar that it is easy to forget just how profound and upsetting these innovations were at the time.
Alderley Park Discovered tells the full history of the Park, both of the pharmaceutical company and the site itself.
This book is written by former AstraZeneca chemist George Hill, whose carefully researched text is presented in a wonderfully lively and readable style. This fascinating, lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced book will be of huge appeal to anyone with connections to the Park, including current and former employees, local people and historians.
"Steve Koerner is a well-trained and effective historian and his judgments are copiously and professionally end-noted.” – Technology and Culture
The British motor cycle industry once stood 'at the top level of world production'. BSA, Ariel, Norton, Triumph, Matchless and Vincent led the world in design, technology, and popularity. After 1945, when the German industry failed to develop, British bikes continued to be untouchable on the racetrack and in the showroom.