Book review: The Christmas Chronicles by Nigel Slater

The Observer Food writer’s focus turns to winter, and covers everything from Christmas lunch to the art of choosing a good Christmas tree, as well as his memories of chilly morning walks along the hedgerows to school.

ON THE WATER: Timothy West and Prunella Scaless canal journeys are chronicled in a new book.Picture: Timothy West/PA.

Bradford-born Timothy West talks about his new book

Actor Timothy West talks to Hannah Stephenson about coping with his wife Prunella Scales’ dementia and his new book about their canal journeys.

Grinch stole Christmas.

5 Children's Books to Give this Christmas.

Are you struggling to find the perfect book for your little one?

The Book of Forgotten Authors

10 books to give this Christmas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Or are a book worm yourself?

Artwork In Doncaster Train Station.

We Need More Poetry In Our Lives

Poetry is an underappreciated art form.

COLLECTED WORKS: Ilkley-based writer Martyn Bedfords first collection of short stories has been published.

Author Martyn Bedford talks about his new book Letters Home

Award-winning novelist and Young Adult author Martyn Bedford talks to Yvette Huddleston about Letters Home, his first collection of short stories.

Jeremy Thompson chatting with Nelson Mandela in 2007.

Jeremy Thompson - a life making headlines on the frontline of history

Jeremy Thompson has covered many of the biggest stories of our time. Chris Bond talks to him about honing his craft in Yorkshire, getting shot at and befriending Nelson Mandela.

War story: Benedict Cumberbatch as Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing in the film The Imitation Game. (PA/Studio Canal).

The Leeds warship that helped break the Enigma code

It’s 75 years this week since Bletchley Park received the codebooks that helped break the Enigma code. Hugh Sebag-Montefiore looks at the role played by HMS Aubretia.

EVOCATIVE: Mandy Sutters new novel Bush Meat is out now.

A sense of place

Ilkley author Mandy Sutter’s new novel Bush Meat was inspired by the time she spent in Nigeria as a child in the early 1960s. She spoke to Yvette Huddleston.

Pam Ferris, David Jason, Catherine Zeta Jones and Philip Franks in YTV's Darling Buds of May

50 years of hits from a TV station that really caught fire

IT WAS the first building in Europe designed specifically for colour television. The problem, recalled one of its earliest occupants last night, was that hardly anyone knew how it worked.

Inside Leeds' new children's bookshop

Inside Leeds' new children's bookshop

Young bookworms in Chapel Allerton will be spoiled for choice now that Leeds’ only independent children’s bookshop has opened in the suburb.

Changing times: Jenni Murray is among 46 prominent figures that contributed to Goodbye Europe, published this week. (Picture: Charlotte Graham).

Jenni Murray: When Europe meant hope

A new book featuring essays on Europe from well-known figures, both Leave and Remain supporters, has been published. This is Dame Jenni Murray’s contribution.

The Beatles as pictured on the sleeve of their classic 1967 album Sgt Pepper.

Harrogate event on Beatles and more at North Bar

There will be a limited number of tickets on the door this Saturday night for a night of classic 60s psychedelia music in Harrogate with a top music writer and live music at the North Bar.
The signed copy of the Harry Potter book.

First edition Harry Potter book sells for £106,250 - here’s how to tell if you have one

A signed first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has sold for a world record £106,250.

Former Hull West and Hessle MP Alan Johnson is forging a new literary career. (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe).

Alan Johnson - from postman to political heavyweight and a true man of letters

Alan Johnson stepped down as an MP in the summer after 20 years. He talked to Chris Bond about politics, Brexit, his pride at Hull’s resurgence and his passion for writing.

NEW BOOK: Bestselling author Linda Green whose latest novel After Ive Gone is out now.

Timeline traveller

Former journalist turned bestselling author Linda Green’s latest novel is a compelling thriller with an intriguing twist. She spoke to Yvette Huddleston.

Philip Larkin, who was the focus of an exhibiton at Wlberforce House in Hull this year, remains one of the country's most popular poets.

Sir Andrew Motion on his friend Philip Larkin

Sir Andrew Motion has produced a new TV documentary about his friend Philip Larkin that is being screened next week. Chris Bond talked to the former Poet Laureate.

The author Lee Child, who has been revealed as the programming chairman for the 2018 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. Picture by Charlotte Graham/CAG Photography Ltd.

Reacher author Child to chair Harrogate’s crime writing festival

One of the world’s best-selling crime writers Lee Child has been confirmed as the programming chairman for Harrogate’s annual crime-writing spectacular.

The current range of fabrics at Abraham Moon and Sons.

The Yorkshire textile story with a happy ending

Books about our textile heritage often include tales of dark satanic mills and industrial decline. Regina Lee Blaszczyk tells Sarah Freeman why she wrote one with a happy ending.

Crime writer Nick Quantrill, who has helped organise Hull Noir. (JPress)

Hull Noir - shedding light on the dark side of life

Ahead of the Hull Noir festival which gets underway later this month, two writers from the city praise the influence of local author, the late Ted Lewis. Julian Cole reports.

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