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An Evening with Richard Morris in York

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Waterstones

15 Coney Street

York

YO1 9QL

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Join us for a very special event as Richard Morris joins us to discuss his book, Yorkshire: A lyrical history of England's greatest county.

Richard will discuss our beautiful county, described as 'a continent unto itself', a region where mountain, plain, coast, downs, fen and heath lie close. By weaving history, family stories, travelogue and ecology, Richard Morris reveals how Yorkshire took shape as a landscape and in literature, legend and popular regard.

We descend into the county's netherworld of caves and mines, and face episodes at once brave and dark, such as the part played by Whitby and

Hull in emptying Arctic waters of whales, or the re-routing of rivers and destruction of Yorkshire's fens. We are introduced to discoverers and inventions, meet the people who came and went, encounter real and fabled heroes, and discover why, from the Iron Age to the Cold War, Yorkshire has been such a key place in times of tension and struggle.

In a wide-ranging and lyrical narrative, Morris finds that for as far back as we can look Yorkshire has been a region of unique presence with links around the world.

Further details: 01904 620784

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