A fascinating and informative look at one of Europe's finest cities and some of the delightful villages which surround it. The book uniquely features a selection of images from the renowned Evelyn Collection of Slides, which depict the city in a highly atmospheric way; they were collected by a man who was passionate about preserving what was, and largely still is thanks to him, best and special about the City of York.The book gives today's residents and visitors a revealing insight into how York and its villages used to look over the last hundred years or so. Villages included here are Bishopthorpe; Bulmer; Claxton; Escrick; Flaxton; Heslington; Nether Poppleton; Osbaldwick; Sand Hutton; Sheriff Hutton; Stillington; Shipton; Skelton; Stockton-on-the-Forest; Sutton-on-the-Forest; Upper Poppleton.
Paul Chrystal was educated at the Universities of Hull and Southampton where he took degrees in Classics and wrote his MPhil thesis on attitudes to women in Roman love poetry. He appears regularly on BBC local radio the World Service. He is the author of over fifty books on a wide range of subjects, including histories of northern places, social histories of tea and of chocolate, a history of confectionery in Yorkshire and various aspects of classical literature and Roman history.