Description - 111 Places in Sheffield That You Shouldn't Miss by Michael Glover
Sheffield is yet to be discovered. Were you aware that football's first professional rule book was written in Sheffield, and that it is home to the oldest ground in professional use? Did you know that climbers the world over come to Stanage Edge for the challenges offered by one of the world's most fearsome millstone grit escarpments? Did you know that the Arctic Monkeys grew up in Sheffield, and that you can see the room at Yellow Arch Studios where they rehearsed as schoolboys and cut their first album? Did you know that the steepest hill in the entire 2012 Tour de France is in Sheffield? Did you know that Sheffield's craft breweries produce some of the finest beers in the world? Did you know that you can walk out of the centre of Sheffield, through parkland, and directly into open countryside? You need this book fast then, don't you, you soft 'aporth! AUTHOR: Michael Glover is a Sheffield-born, London-based poet, art critic, editor and publisher who has contributed regularly to The Times, the Financial Times, the New Statesman and The Economist. SELLING POINTS: The ultimate insider's guide to Sheffield Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 170 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide Appeals to both the local market (over 1.5 million people call Sheffield home) and the tourist market (more than 150,000 people visit Sheffield every year!) Fully illustrated with 111 full-page colour photographs
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Author Biography - Michael Glover
Michael Glover is a Sheffield-born, London-based poet, art critic, editor and publisher who has contributed regularly to The Times, the Financial Times, the New Statesman and The Economist. He was born in Fir Vale, Sheffield, was educated at Firth Park Grammar School, and read English at Queens' College, Cambridge. He has been a London correspondent for ArtNews, New York. His international poetry journal, The Bow-Wow Shop (www.bowwowshop.org.uk) first went online in 2009. His most recent books are: Great Works: Encounters with Art (Prestel), Only So Much (his seventh collection of poetry), and Headlong into Pennilessness, a memoir of growing up in Sheffield. Two collections of poetry are coming soon: Hypothetical May Morning and The Book of Extremities.
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