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I Never Knew That About Yorkshire by Christopher Winn

Title I Never Knew That About Yorkshire
Author Christopher Winn
Publisher Random House
Release 2010-04-29
Category Social Science
Total Pages 208
ISBN 1407031147
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Title I Never Knew That About the English
Author Christopher Winn
Publisher Random House
Release 2009-07-28
Category Travel
Total Pages 368
ISBN 1409078051
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This wonderful book takes an affectionate, entertaining and perceptive look at the English people. Here are their traditions, foibles, quirks, customs, humour and achievements, triumphs and failures, peccadilloes and passions. Travel through England from coast to coast and learn how every county contributes in unique and different ways to the distinct English personality. Marvel at crooked black and white halls in Cheshire and soft golden stone cottages in Midland villages. Go cheese rolling in Gloucestershire, discover the origins of cricket in Hampshire, savour a hot pot in Lancashire and a pudding in Yorkshire. Gasp at the glories of stately homes and the families that create them, upstairs and down, enjoy a pint. Listen to the memories and tales of ordinary folk from every walk of life and find out from them what it means to be English. This irresistible book is packed with fascinating trivia and amusing stories that will entertain and inform for hours on end.

Title I Never Knew That About England s Country Churches
Author Christopher Winn
Publisher Random House
Release 2014-08-04
Category Travel
Total Pages 368
ISBN 1446489337
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This charming book takes you through the counties of England, exploring Saxon churches, reflective of simple faith; Norman churches with rugged arches and powerful pillars, stamping their authority, gothic churches with their soaring arches; Decorated and Perpendicular churches made glorious with Early English style and craftsmanship; Victorian churches, resplendent with imperial pomp; eccentric Arts and Crafts churches. Every one of them has a remarkable tale to tell, that will move you to exclaim, again and again: ‘I never knew that!’.

I Never Knew That about Ireland by Christopher Winn

Title I Never Knew That about Ireland
Author Christopher Winn
Publisher Random House
Release 2006
Category Ireland
Total Pages 309
ISBN 0091910250
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Glorious miscellany of intriguing stories and interesting ffacts about Ireland in bestselling format. Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a fascinating journey around Ireland, to discover the tales buried deep in Irish history. Packed full of myths and legends, firsts, birthplaces, inventions and adventures, this fact book visits each of the four provinces - Ulster, Leinster, Munster and Connaught -- and unearths the hidden gems that each county in these provinces holds. Discover where people and ideas were born, where dreams were inspired and where the unforgettable figures of Ireland's past now slumber. You'll be able to visit the holy mountain, Croagh Patrick in Country Mayo, where St Patrick is said to have driven all the snakes in Ireland into the sea. At Lismore Castle in County Waterford you will uncover the bathroom dedicated to Fred Astaire, whose sister Adele was the hugely popular Chatelaine of Lismore in the 1930s and 40s. On the winter solstice you can bathe in the sunlight that fills the burial chamber at Newgrange, County Meath -- the oldest solar observatory in the world. This irresistible compendium of facts and stories will give you a captivating insight into the Irish, and the ideas and events that have shaped the individual identity of every place you visit, and will have you exclaiming again and again: 'Well, I never knew that!'

Title The Yorkshire Magazine
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Release 1874
Category
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Yorkshire legends and traditions by rev. Thomas Parkinson

Title Yorkshire legends and traditions
Author rev. Thomas Parkinson
Publisher
Release 1889
Category Folklore
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Yorkshire Diaries and Autobiographies in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Some memoirs concerning the family of the Priestleys by Jonathan Priestley Some brief memoirs of the family of the Priestleys by Nathaniel Priestley Memorandum book of Sir Walter Calverley bart
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Release 1886
Category Yorkshire (England)
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Yorkshire Diaries and Autobiographies in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Some memoirs concerning the family of the Priestleys by Jonathan Priestley Some brief memoirs of the family of the Priestleys by Nathaniel Priestley Memorandum book of Sir Walter Calverley bart
Author Charles Jackson
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Release 1886
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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