This fun introduction to the Yorkshire dialect is a perfect buy for anyone who wants to learn to talk Tyke. With full-colour illustrations throughout by Alex Collier, it makes a light-hearted and colourful guide.
From the literary landscapes of the Brontës' moors and James Herriot's dales, to the contemporary soundscapes of the Arctic Monkeys, Yorkshire has always been about more than stereotypical images of flat caps and whippets.
The rich culture of Yorkshire is reflected in its dialect (down the pub, in the market, at work), and this book is essential for anyone with even a passing interest in the area, or language in general.
Discover the origins of many well-known phrases, and learn a few more with this humorous and insightful examination of the Tyke dialect.
Written with Barnsley FC's poet in residence, Ian McMillan, Collins Chelp and Chunter: How to Talk Tyke has poems in Tyke throughout, and is fully illustrated by Alex Collier.
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Praise for Ian McMillan:
‘The John Peel of poetry'
'Jovial poetic troll'
'In his range, prodigious northern myth-making, indefatigable good humour, and real status as a community poet, he is unique'
‘With McMillan, you feel a draught coming from the blast of fresh air blowing through the dusty cobwebs that festoon most literary programmes…’
Sue Arnold, The Observer Review.
Ian McMillan has been a poet, broadcaster, commentator and programme-maker for over 20 years. He appears regularly on television and radio and contributes articles to the Mail on Sunday, The Guardian, the Barnsley Chronicle, Q, Mojo, Poetry Review and the Yorkshire Post. His poems have been published in many magazines and newspapers including The Observer and the Evening Standard, and broadcast on numerous television and radio shows, including BBC1's Football Focus. He also hosts The Verb, an arts programme broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7247818
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007247818
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007247818