round robin · the silk romance

Abandoned: the empty mills of Yorkshire

This week I’m trying something new. I’m taking part in a Round Robin with several other authors, in which we all write an article on the same topic, and publish it on the same day. I’ve never written a post like this before, but I’m quite excited about it – especially about seeing what the…… Continue reading Abandoned: the empty mills of Yorkshire

books · novels · writers

Literature inspired by the Yorkshire moors

Earlier this week I listened to an Open Book programme on BBC Radio 4. It was an episode called Literary Landscapes: Ross Raisin and Yorkshire. The episode was billed as “a ramble through northern moorland and the works inspired by it”. Since this is exactly where I live, you can imagine how excited I was…… Continue reading Literature inspired by the Yorkshire moors

history · yorkshire

The romantic landscape and history of Plumpton Rocks

You may have heard that the Tour de France is about to start in Yorkshire next weekend, and we Yorkshire folk are bursting with pride at having our county at the heart of this world-class sporting event. Last year the travel guide Lonely Planet named Yorkshire one of the best places to visit in the…… Continue reading The romantic landscape and history of Plumpton Rocks