17 books set in Yorkshire that everyone should read
Few things are more relaxing that getting lost in a good book and Yorkshire has certainly played its part in inspiring a story or two.
By Claire Schofield
Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 4:50 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th March 2019, 3:08 pm
These books which are set in God's Own County are a must for your reading list
So if you're looking for your next literary adventure, these books which are set in God's Own County are a must for your reading list.
Considered a 19th century classic, this gritty tale of passion, love and violence follows the turbulent relationship between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, set against the backdrop of the rugged Yorkshire moorland.
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Drawing on Whitby as one of its settings, this dark tale is regarded as one of the most thrilling horror stories ever written, recounting the bloody destruction caused by the infamous Count Dracula.
This beloved children's classic tells of orphan Mary Lennox who discovers a mysterious walled garden after she is sent to live with her uncle at Misselthwaite Manor on the Yorkshire moors.
This fictionalised account of Brian Clough's short stint as manager of Leeds United mixes rumour and speculation, recounting the story from Cough's point of view as he takes on the team inherited from his bitter rival, Don Revie.
A story of eternal love, kindness and humanity, this children's classic recounts the lives of three children who are forced to move to rural Yorkshire after their father is falsely accused of spying.
This book by the Barnsley-born author follows the life of a young boy in a Yorkshire mining town who finds solace from his troubled home and school life through his pet kestrel.
At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two practising magicians emerge to change England's history in a time when most people believed magic to be long dead. But their secret dabblings with the dark arts soon cause trouble.
Young Yorkshire teenager, Billy Fisher, is unable to stop lying and after feeling trapped by his boring job and working-class parents, finds his only happiness lies in fantastical day-dreams and grand plans for the future.
Narrated by Ruby Lennox, a middle-class girl from York, this story chronicles the lives of four generations of women, with non-consecutive flashbacks lending alternative views of the past.
This best-selling rags to riches story follows the journey of young kitchen maid Emma Harte, who finds herself single and pregnant at the age of sixteen, but later goes on to become one of the richest women in the world.
Following the story of 13 young men living in a house in Sheffield who are in search of a new life after fleeing India, it is a tale about the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.
Inspired by Emily Bronte's character of Heathcliff, this tale of orphans and outcasts recounts how Monica Johnson struggles to raise her sons in the shadow of the wild moors of the north of England.
After being expelled from school and cut off from the town, young farmer Sam Marsdyke lives a solitary life until he meets rebellious new neighbour Josephine, but their new found friendship soon becomes something much darker.
A tale of ordinary people whose quiet and peaceful lives are suddenly shattered by a terrible event, this moving story won huge acclaim from critics and picked up the prestigious Somerset Maugham Award.
This gripping page turner follows young community services officer Sean Denton, who takes a case into his own hands leading him into an underworld of migrants and the sex trade.
Exploring the culture, characters and politics in a Yorkshire village between the wars, this novel brings to life a rural community that is on the brink of great change.
The first collection of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small, this heart-warming book tells of companionship, love and determination.