Millstone Grit by Glyn Hughes

Written as an account of a journey on foot, Millstone Grit is a captivating and impassioned evocation of the Pennine landscape, its towns, villages and wild places. Combining the poetic and the humorous, Glyn Hughes threads together personal experience, local lore, history, myth, and legendary names from a bygone age, to bring vividly to life the beauty of this remarkable region and the unique qualities of its people, past and present.

‘The best book I have read on the North of England for a long time.’ Alan Sillitoe.

‘The work of a subtle poet with the ear of a stand-up comic’ The Times

‘Easily one of the best books ever written about the area’. Liverpool Daily Post

New introduction by Benjamin Myers

Paperback with flaps | 216 x 156mm | 160 pages

Illustrated with photographs.

Published in early summer 2022. Orders will be recorded and sent on publication.


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Glyn Hughes (1933-2011) won national prizes and awards for his poetry collections. His first book, Neighbours, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and won the Welsh Arts Council Poet’s Prize.

He was awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize as well as the David Higham Prize for his first novel, Where I Used To Play On The Green. He was short-listed for The Whitbread Novel of the Year for The Antique Collector, also for the James Tait Black Prize, and the Portico Prize.

Glyn Hughes was an Arts Council Fellow and Writer in Residence at Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln, in Farnborough, Hampshire, and for the D.H.Lawrence Centenary Festival, Nottingham, UK. He lived in West Yorkshire, which was the inspiration for much of his work.

Additional information

Weight350 g
Dimensions156 × 20 × 216 mm


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