Happy Yorkshire Day!

Happy Yorkshire Day to you all, whether you are from the Land of the White Rose or not. As you may, or may not, know (if not, where have you been?) I’m from Yorkshire myself, and I’m reet proud of the fact. Yorkshire is a beautiful and diverse county, and to celebrate its special day, I’ve decided to not only show you some fabulous photographs of the place, but to also give away a prize! Yes! Who says we Yorkshire folk are tight?

 

Swaledale, inspiration for Skimmerdale
Swaledale, inspiration for Skimmerdale

 

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Burton Agnes Hall, inspiration for Kearton Hall

 

Helmsley, my Helmston
Helmsley, my Helmston

 

Beautiful day in Whitby
Beautiful day in Whitby

 

Thatched cottage, Thornton-le-Dale
Thatched cottage, Thornton-le-Dale

 

Whitby Abbey
Whitby Abbey

 

Robin Hood's Bay aka Kearton Bay
Robin Hood’s Bay aka Kearton Bay

 

Helmsley
Helmsley

 

Sign for the Kearton Country Hotel in Thwaite, Swaledale
Sign for the Kearton Country Hotel in Thwaite, Swaledale

 

The Humber Bridge
The Humber Bridge

 

Clifford's Tower, York
Clifford’s Tower, York

 

Brimham Rocks
Brimham Rocks

 

Bolton Abbey
Bolton Abbey

 

North Yorkshire Moors village
North Yorkshire Moors village

 

Burton Agnes church
Burton Agnes church

 

Stone barn, Yorkshire Dales
Stone barn, Yorkshire Dales

 

East Yorkshire countryside
East Yorkshire countryside

 

Bishop Burton village, East Yorkshire
Bishop Burton village, East Yorkshire

 

Bronte Parsonage
Bronte Parsonage

 

Knaresborough
Knaresborough

 

Our county city of York
Our county city of York

 

Lots of these places have inspired me in my writing. All my books are set in Yorkshire, and I love to visit the locations and imagine my characters walking around, living their lives in these beautiful settings. The Kearton Bay books were set on the North Yorkshire coast, around Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby. This Other Eden is based in the fictional area of Skimmerdale, which was inspired by the real life Swaledale in the northern Yorkshire Dales.

If you’d like to win a signed copy of This Other Eden, just send me your details through the Contact Me page, and I’ll pick one winner at random. Competition closes on Friday evening at 8pm.

Happy Yorkshire Day!

 

Sharon xx

 

 

 

 

 

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