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York is one of the most visited cities in Europe, and in this book well-known Yorkshire author Len Markham explores many different facets of its long and extraordinary history - characters, institutions and achievements. We meet a Swiss confectioner who came to England to seek his fortune; on arrival in London, unable to speak a word of English, he was directed to the wrong station, boarded the wrong train and found himself in Yorkshire - where he founded the best-loved teashop in the country. We uncover the far from holy antics of York's former archbishops. We discover what prompted Hitler to order York's destruction. We shiver at the most haunted city in the world. And we learn all about 'Charlie Artful' - a detective who solved more murders than any other officer in the Murder Squad. This really is history with the boring bits left out - and anyone who lives in or visits the beautiful city of York will enjoy the tales that Len Markham tells.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750944175
ISBN-10: 075094417X
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bertrand Taithe

Leonard Markham has been a freelance journalist and author for the best part of twenty years, specialising in Yorkshire-related subjects. He has written many hundreds of articles for dozens of magazines and newspapers (including Country Life, the Field, Pennine magazine, This England and the Yorkshire Journal), and is the author of twenty-four books (including nineteen for Countryside Books).

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