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Yorkshire Tales. Third Series Amusing sketches of Yorkshire Life in the Yorkshire Dialect   By: (1839-1915)

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In "Yorkshire Tales. Third Series", author John Hartley takes readers on a delightful journey through the lively and endearing world of Yorkshire life. With his charming collection of amusing sketches, Hartley invites us to immerse ourselves in the unique Yorkshire dialect, bringing the richness of the region's culture to vivid life.

One of the highlights of this book is undoubtedly the author's mastery of the Yorkshire dialect, which adds a genuine sense of authenticity to the tales. Hartley captures the distinctive rhythm, vocabulary, and intonation of the dialect, transporting readers directly to the heart of Yorkshire. This linguistic richness enhances the overall reading experience, offering a deep and immersive sense of place.

Furthermore, Hartley's sketches are filled with a wide range of characters, each with their own quirks and eccentricities. From the mischievous village prankster to the wise old sage, every individual is crafted with precision and brought to life vividly. These characters not only entertain us but also offer glimpses into the myriad personalities that form the tapestry of Yorkshire life.

The author's ability to infuse his tales with gentle humor is another notable aspect of the book. Hartley's wit shines through as he humorously portrays everyday situations and interactions. Whether it is a humorous misunderstanding or a comical twist of fate, the author's light-hearted approach keeps the tales engaging and leaves readers with a smile.

What sets "Yorkshire Tales. Third Series" apart from other collections is the genuine warmth and affection that permeates each story. Hartley clearly has a deep love for his subjects, and this empathy shines through in his writing. He captures both the idiosyncrasies and the universal truths of Yorkshire life, creating stories that are at once uniquely specific to the region yet universally relatable.

The only potential drawback of this book could be the challenge for non-Yorkshire readers in understanding the dialect. Although Hartley's use of dialect is one of the book's greatest strengths, it may require some additional effort for those unfamiliar with the intricacies of Yorkshire speech. However, this should not deter potential readers, as the overall charm and humor of the tales transcend any language barriers.

In conclusion, "Yorkshire Tales. Third Series" by John Hartley is a delightful collection of amusing sketches that celebrate the spirit of Yorkshire life. With its unique blend of vibrant characters, gentle humor, and authentic dialect, this book offers a wonderful glimpse into the culture and people of Yorkshire. Whether you are a fan of regional literature or simply looking for an enjoyable and heartwarming read, this collection is sure to captivate and entertain.

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Yorkshire Tales. Third Series

Amusing Sketches of Yorkshire Life in the Yorkshire Dialect.

John Hartley,

Author of "Clock Almanack," "Yorkshire Ditties," "Yorksher Puddin," "Mally an Me," etc.

Ther's sunshine an storm as we travel along, Throo life's journey whear ivver we be; An its wiser to leeten yor heart wi' a song, Nor to freeat at wbat fate may decree; Yo'll find gooid an bad amang th' fowk 'at yo meet, An' form friendships maybe yo'll regret; But tho' some may deceive an lay snares for yor feet, Pass 'em by, an' Forgive an' Forget.

London: William Nicholson & Sons Limited, 26, Paternoster Square, E.C.


Grimes' New Hat. Sammywell Sweeps th' Chimley. Hepsabah's Hat. Old Dave to th' New Parson. Sammywell's Eggsperiment. What came of a Clock Almanac. Sammywell's Reformation. Sheffield Smook. Awr Lad. Grimes' Galloway. True Blue; A Romance of Factory Life. "If aw wor a Woman." Sammywell's Soft Snap. A Bashful Bradfordian. Th' Owd, Owd Story. Jim Nation's Fish shop. Bob Brierley's Bull Pup. Troubles and Trials. Earnin' a Honest Penny. Th' Next Mornin'. Christmas Oysters. Chairley's Coortin. What a Gallus Button did.

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