Sonnets for Yorkshire Stars

This collection of 100 sonnets is dedicated to some of the county’s most outstanding achievers. My list of names was assembled with fullest appreciation for our own Yorkshire success stories. You’ll find artists, musicians, politicians, sporting personalities and writers here: Yorkshire’s finest, all celebrated in fourteen-line verse. There are six categories of stars in the book, whose names are listed below. If you'd like to purchase the book, please email me for details and links.

"A genuinely surprising and novel idea. Julian has succeeded in encapsulating the lives and achievements of dozens of Yorkshire greats, creating bite-sized biographies in the style of a Shakespearean sonnet."

Adrian Braddy, Editor, Dalesman

"So honoured that you chose to write of me and am delighted it was in the form of a poem and not a puzzle! Warmest good wishes."

Baroness Betty Boothroyd


Stars of sagas and stories

Kate Atkinson, Alan Ayckbourn, Alan Bennett, Brontë Sisters, Roy Clarke, Barry Hines, Winifred Holtby, Ted Hughes, Ian McMillan, Bill Mitchell, Amanda Owen, Gervase Phinn, Sally Wainwright, Alf Wight

Stars of screen and Stage

Mark Addy, Keith Barron, Sean Bean, Brian Blessed, Jeremy Clarkson, Judi Dench, Adrian Edmondson, Brian Glover, Harry Gration, Paul Hudson, Berwick Kaler, Charles Laughton, Maureen Lipman, James Martin, James Mason, Michael Palin, Michael Parkinson, Patrick Stewart, Alan Titchmarsh, Richard Whiteley, Jodie Whittaker, The Yorkshire Vet

Stars of skill and style

Joseph Bramah, Robert E Fuller, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney, Graham Ibbeson, Ashley Jackson, Henry Moore, Joseph Rowntree, Joseph Terry, Joshua Tetley, Paul Theakston, Robert Thompson

Stars of sound and song

Mel B, Corinne Bailey Rae, Janet Baker, John Barry, Paul Carrack, Tony Christie, Jarvis Cocker, Joe Cocker, Lesley Garrett, Robert Palmer, Mick Ronson, Kimberley Walsh

Stars of sport and spirit

Nicola Adams, Dickie Bird, Geoffrey Boycott, Brownlee Brothers, Beryl Burton, Brian Clough, Hannah Cockroft, Lizzie Deignan, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Len Hutton, David Seaman, Harvey Smith, Fred Trueman, John Whitaker

Stars of state and standing

Alcuin, Old Amos, Betty Boothroyd, William Bradley, Caedmon, Kit Calvert, Alastair Campbell, Cartismandua, James Cook, Jo Cox, Edwin, Guy Fawkes, William Hague, Roy Hattersley, Hilda of Whitby, George Hudson, Amy Johnson, Harry Ramsden, Richard III, Titus Salt, John Sentamu, Mother Shipton, Thurstan, Gary Verity, William Wilberforce, Harold Wilson

ISBN: 978-1-9999734-0-7    


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