What is a Yorkshire Fat Rascal?
Why has a song about hats and moors become the Yorkshire Anthem?
Where can you find Booze, Crackpot and the Land of Nod?
How did the white rose become Yorkshire's emblem?
Which three Prime Ministers were born in Yorkshire?
Who are Yorkshire's real Calendar Girls?
When is Yorkshire Day?
The answers are all in A Yorkshire Miscellany-an entertaining guide to this much-loved part of England and a celebration of its people, places, history and quirks.
Learn the lingo of Yorkshire dialect and how to cook specialities like Yorkshire Pudding, Parkin and Curd Tart. Discover the secrets of building a dry stone wall and uncover the Yorkshire locations of famous films and TV shows. Understand the history of famous Yorkshire icons like the flat cap and the Yorkshire terrier, and read about the lives of the greatest ever Yorkshiremen and women.
A Yorkshire Miscellany is crammed with intriguing facts and figures- a fascinating treasure trove to delight Yorkshire natives and visitors alike.
This title is also available as an ebook, in either Kindle, ePub or PDF editions
Astound your friends with illuminating facts about Yorkshire with this fascinating book. Dalesman I admire Tom Holman's ingenuity in his choice of lists...Better not give this little book to a native of the county, because you can tell a Yorkshireman - but you can't tell him much (see p.12 Yorkshire sayings.) Sunday Telegraph The perfect present for anyone who comes from, lives in, or has any interest at all in Yorkshire, its people, culture and customs. Highly entertaining and crammed with amazing Yorkshire facts. Good Book Guide Highly entertaining and crammed with amazing Yorkshire facts, this miscellany lives up to its name with the most obscure and extraordinary pieces of information. Good Book Guide
Tom Holman is a freelance writer living in Lindale in the southern Lake District. He has walked extensively in the Lakes, having been carried up his first fell at the age of 18 months. Before going freelance, Tom worked for The Bookseller, the weekly magazine for the books business.