I Never Knew That About Yorkshire

I Never Knew That About Yorkshire

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By (author) Christopher Winn

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  • Publisher: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 202mm x 22mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0091933137
  • ISBN 13: 9780091933135
  • Illustrations note: 1 map, Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 107,300

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Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on an intriguing journey through Britain's largest county, uncovering the hidden places, legends, secrets and fascinating characters of this unique and compelling piece of England. From England's largest vale and northern Europe's largest gothic cathedral to Britain's oldest city, Yorkshire is home to some of Britain's best architecture, most ravishing scenery and is the cradle of some of our country's most influential and individual characters. You will discover the only clog factory in the world, the first English actor to win an Oscar, the world's oldest association football club and largest expanse of medievel stained glass. This gem of a book will act as a wonderfully surprising and highly entertaining guide to one of England's best loved counties.

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Christopher Winn's first book was the bestselling I Never Knew That About England. Volumes on Ireland, Scotland, Wales and London followed and he has recently published books on the English, Scottish and Irish, alongside an illustrated edition of I Never Knew That About England. A freelance writer and collector of trivia for over 20 years, he has worked with Terry Wogan and Jonathan Ross, and sets quiz questions for television as well as for the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph. He is married to artist Mai Osawa, who illustrates all the books in the series. His website is www.i-never-knew-that.com

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"There's stuff in here that would have taken St. Patrick aback..." -- Terry Wogan