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Book Launch – Yorkshire: A Literary Landscape

Sat 25 Mar, 1:30 pm2:30 pm

About the event

A free launch to celebrate the publication of Yorkshire: A Literary Landscape – a delightful collection of prose and poetry celebrating the rich literary history of Yorkshire. With readings from the book by the editor of the anthology, local author David Stuart Davies.

The landscapes, coastlines, cities and people of Britain’s largest county have been portrayed and dramatised in literature through the centuries; by poets from Andrew Marvell to Simon Armitage, by novelists such as Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Bram Stoker, and of course the Brontës, all of whom are represented here. Then there are novelists such as David Storey and Barry Hines, who wrote about working-class lives in the mining towns in the 1950s and 60s. And finally some favourite characters, such as James Herriot and the Yorkshire Shepherdess.


David Stuart Davies is the author of numerous novels, plays and non-fiction books, a film historian and an expert on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. A Yorkshireman through and through, he was born in Huddersfield, studied English at Leeds University and taught English for 20 years before becoming a full-time writer. He lives with his wife in Huddersfield.

Event Date: Saturday 25 March

Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm

Venue: The Gallery, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP

Tickets: Free, donations welcomed (booking recommended)

Age guidance: 16+

Access Information:

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Sat 25 Mar
1:30 pm–2:30 pm
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Lawrence Batley Theatre
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street
Huddersfield, HD1 2SP United Kingdom
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