Neither Nowt Nor Summat: In Search of the Meaning of Yorkshire


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      Iu2019m going to define the essence of this sprawling place as best I can. Iu2019m going to start here, in this village, and radiate out like a ripple in a pond. I donu2019t want to go to the obvious places, either; I want to be like a bus driver on my first morning on the job, getting gloriously lost, turning up where I shouldnu2019t. Iu2019m going to confirm or deny the clichxE9s, holding them up to see where the light gets in. Yorkshire people are tight. Yorkshire people are arrogant. Yorkshire people eat a Yorkshire pudding before every meal. Yorkshire people solder a tu2019 before every word they use...

If there were such a thing as a professional Yorkshireman, Ian McMillan would be it. Heu2019s regularly consulted as a home-grown expert, and southerners comment archly on his u2018fruity Yorkshire brogueu2019. But he has been keeping a secret. His dad was from Lanarkshire, Scotland, making him, as he puts it, only u2018half tykeu2019. So Ian is worried; is he Yorkshire enough?

To try to understand what this means Ian embarks on a journey around the county, starting in the village has lived in his entire life. With contributions from the Cudworth Probus Club, a kazoo playing train guard, Mad Geoff the barber and four Saddleworth council workers looking for a mattress, Ian tries to discover what lies at the heart of Britainu2019s most distinct county and its people, as well as finding out whether the Yorkshire Pudding is worthy of becoming a UNESCO Intangible Heritage Site, if Harrogate is really, really, in Yorkshire and, of course, who knocks up the knocker up?

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