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Hometown Tales: Yorkshire

Cathy Rentzenbrink, Victoria Hennison

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Memoirs, Local interest, family history & nostalgia, Travel writing

Hometown Tales: Celebrating regional voices

Two remarkable and moving tales about life in Yorkshire

Original tales by remarkable writers

Hometown Tales is a series of books pairing exciting new voices with some of the most talented and important writers at work today. Some of the tales are fiction and some are narrative non-fiction - they are all powerful, fascinating and moving, and aim to celebrate regional diversity and explore the meaning of home

In these pages on Yorkshire, you'll find two unique memoirs. 'The Yorkshire Years' is Cathy Rentzenbrink's deeply moving account of returning to Snaith, where her brother Matty was knocked down by a car over twenty years before. 'The Island upon the Moor' traces a powerful journey - from a carefree childhood in the village of Holme-upon-Spalding Moor - to surviving dark periods of depression, by Victoria Hennison.

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Praise for Hometown Tales: Yorkshire

  • Profoundly moving . . . Rentzenbrink offers a message of enormous hope for anybody who is going through loss, grief or trauma . . . She emerges from this unflinching memoir with dignity, strength and an enormous heart - SUNDAY TIMES on THE LAST ACT OF LOVE

  • Extraordinary . . . An honest, heartbreaking, uplifting account of family tragedy. Read it

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Cathy Rentzenbrink

Cathy Rentzenbrink was born in Cornwall and grew up in Yorkshire. She works as a writer and journalist and is the author of A Manual For Heartache and the Sunday Times bestselling memoir The Last Act of Love, which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize.

Victoria Hennison was born in Yorkshire and still lives in the county today, in a small village with her husband and children.