These books which are set in God's Own County are a must for your reading list

17 books set in Yorkshire that everyone should read

Few things are more relaxing that getting lost in a good book and Yorkshire has certainly played its part in inspiring a story or two.

So if you're looking for your next literary adventure, these books which are set in God's Own County are a must for your reading list.

Considered a 19th century classic, this gritty tale of passion, love and violence follows the turbulent relationship between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, set against the backdrop of the rugged Yorkshire moorland.

1. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte

Considered a 19th century classic, this gritty tale of passion, love and violence follows the turbulent relationship between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, set against the backdrop of the rugged Yorkshire moorland.
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Drawing on Whitby as one of its settings, this dark tale is regarded as one of the most thrilling horror stories ever written, recounting the bloody destruction caused by the infamous Count Dracula.

2. Dracula, by Bram Stoker

Drawing on Whitby as one of its settings, this dark tale is regarded as one of the most thrilling horror stories ever written, recounting the bloody destruction caused by the infamous Count Dracula.
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This beloved children's classic tells of orphan Mary Lennox who discovers a mysterious walled garden after she is sent to live with her uncle at Misselthwaite Manor on the Yorkshire moors.

3. The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This beloved children's classic tells of orphan Mary Lennox who discovers a mysterious walled garden after she is sent to live with her uncle at Misselthwaite Manor on the Yorkshire moors.
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This fictionalised account of Brian Clough's short stint as manager of Leeds United mixes rumour and speculation, recounting the story from Cough's point of view as he takes on the team inherited from his bitter rival, Don Revie.

4. The Damned Utd, by David Peace

This fictionalised account of Brian Clough's short stint as manager of Leeds United mixes rumour and speculation, recounting the story from Cough's point of view as he takes on the team inherited from his bitter rival, Don Revie.
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