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EXCLUSIVE: Lily Cole speaks for the first time about her new role at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

Speaking exclusively to The Yorkshire Post about her new role at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, Lily Cole tells Yvette Huddleston how she fell in love with Wuthering Heights.

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wing and a prayer: A new book explores the impact of the infamous Cottingley fairies photographs.

One hundred years on from the famous Cottingley hoax, why people still believe in fairies

In 1918, photgraphs of the Cottingley fairies conned the world. While long since proved a fake, Phil Penfold finds the fascination with them continues.

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LGBTQ+ books.

10 LGBTQ+ books to read this Valentines day.

Looking for a good romance novel this February, check out these recommendations?

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The reworked front cover of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

OMG! A Twitter storm over t’moors as Heathcliff and Darcy get ’appy

MONTY Python had a similar idea nearly half a century ago... Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights updated for semaphore.

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Wendy Mitchell who has written the first ever dementia email Somebody I Used To Know.

Wendy Mitchell’s dementia memoir everyone should read

In an exert from her moving memoir, Somebody I Used To Know, Wendy Mitchell describes what it’s really like living with the diagnosis of early on-set dementia.

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Barnsley poet Ian McMillan

Pen poems with Bard of Barnsley at festival

THE ‘BARD of Barnsley’, poet Ian McMillan, will hold a poetry writing workshop for members of the public as part of the town’s literary festival.

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KES AND CHIPS: Copies of the book have been placed around Hoyland.

Celebrating 50 years of Kes

People picking up their fish and chips in Hoyland near Barnsley this week may be surprised to find a free copy of A Kestrel for A Knave to enjoy with their supper.

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A FRESH LOOK: Author Helen MacEwans book Through Belgian Eyes explores Charlotte Brontes Brussels legacy.

New Brontë book looks at the connection with Belgium.

The legacy of Charlotte Brontë’s time living in Brussels is explored in Helen MacEwan’s new book Through Belgian Eyes. She spoke to Yvette Huddleston.

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The Beatles at Abbey Road

Paperback writers – Brontës and Beatles come together in frock-and-roll Top Ten

Kate Bush’s 1970s habitation of Wuthering Heights had already tenuously connected the Brontë Parsonage on the West Riding moors with the EMI studio on London’s Abbey Road in which The Beatles sang of Sergeant Pepper and Eleanor Rigby.

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Paddington Bear and his creator Michael Bond

From darkest Peru to Wombwell: First edition Paddington book to raise funds for hospice

He is one of children’s literature’s most endearing characters, with a talent for getting into trouble.

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The God's Of Love by Nicola Mostyn.

Book Review - The Gods Of Love by Nicola Mostyn

A highly entertaining modern twist on the Greek God's.

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Harrogate rapper Lence in his new video The Brink.

A rapper from Harrogate - with stunning new video

Harrogate may not be entirely known for its Hip Hop scene but one of its few young rappers making waves says his impressive new video represents a “turning point.”
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Sunday night headliners at Deer Shed Festival - The Mercury Prize-nominated  Field Music.

Exciting names unveiled for North Yorks music fest

More exciting music headliners have been announced for this year's family-friendly Deer Shed Festival in North Yorkshire in July.
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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
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Penguin Random House
Penguin Paperback released on February 8.

Book Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

A wonderful and unexpected book of fairy-tales.

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The brilliant television adaptation of Handmaid's Tale helped raise the profile of Margaret Atwood's novel.

The Yorkshire book company only publishing fiction written by women during 2018

So here we are, three years on from a bold challenge issued by acclaimed novelist Kamila Shamsie. In 2015, in the wake of research revealing that women writers are far less likely to be recognised when it comes to the big literary prizes, she outlined in a piece in the Guardian the disproportionate space given in the press to male writers and reviewers and the fact that books not only written by men but also with male protagonists are more likely to win awards.

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Former Bettys boss Jonnie Wild with grandson Rory, two

Former Bettys boss swaps tea and cake for children’s books

He led the family business for 30 years, is an environmentalist and now a children’s author. Catherine Scott meets Jonnie Wild, great-nephew of Bettys founder.

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Sheffield band Drenge.

Exciting headliners for North Yorks music fest

Exciting garage blues duo Drenge have confirmed a return to the live circuit for the first time in over a year, topping the Friday night main stage line-up at Deer Shed Festival 9 this summer.
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Simon Armitage has taken up a new post at the University of Leeds. (Picture: Andy Lord).

Simon Armitage and the poetry of Leeds

Simon Armitage is back at the University of Leeds as Professor of Poetry, 20 years after he first taught there. Chris Bond caught up with him and looks at the city’s rich poetic heritage.

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Sober Mummy blogger Clare Pooley. Picture by Caroline Firth/PA.

Sober Mummy blogger on how ‘wine o’clock’ became just another excuse for one more drink

Blogger and author Clare Pooley talks to Hannah Stephenson about finally accepting that her reliance on ‘wine o’clock’ was a problem - and why she’s so much happier sober.

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INCLUSIVITY: Sheffield-based poet and academic Rachel Bower, founder of the arts collective Verse Matters.

The power of words

A Sheffield arts collective have brought together experienced and first-time writers for a poetry collection with a difference. Yvette Huddleston reports.

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