Visiting the north of England - any good books you can recommend?
I've just booked a flight to Manchester in March and will be taking the train from there to York on the same day, to stay for three days, returning to Manchester for two days before flying home. I'm planning to explore York and take a couple of day trips, probably to Haworth or Whitby, and definitely to Durham.
I like to buy books wherever I visit and although I like souvenir photo books, I also like to find something meatier, like local cookbooks, history, travelogues or novels (contemporary for preference) set in the places I visit.
Are there any books of this description you would especially recommend that I look for? They can be either about these specific places or about Yorkshire or the north of England. I wouldn't mind hearing about books about Manchester as well.