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Friday, 27 November 2020

Murphy's Lore - the book

Just in time for Christmas

Murphy's Lore, the book from the popular HebWeb column, is finally published. Read the weekly record of a dramatic year in the life of the UK. 52 episodes, viewed from Hebden Bridge in the Upper Calder Valley, a distinctive, beautiful and climate challenged part of the Pennine hills.


Expect chapters with titles like 'Café Culture' 'Banks do a bunk', 'This sporting wife', 'Father Dougal', ' Valentine Special', 'What has the EU ever done for us?' and 'Horace Bachelor'.

Offbeat, wry observations

Alongside his responses to national events, George relates incidents from his own life, many of which have occurred in and around Hebden Bridge. George's writings are filled with offbeat, wry observations on national politics, his family life and, above all, the quirky community of Hebden Bridge and its neighbouring towns.

"I genuinely love these columns, and, in these uncertain times, look forward to them even more. Thank you so very much, George Murphy." Professor Mary Krell

George is a performance storyteller and writer of light verse and songs. This is his third book for adults, he is the author of six books of folk tales for African children and in 2018 published Hippy Valley.

Murphy's Lore was first published as a regular column on the 'HebWeb' nearly two years ago.

"Well made me laugh, George - as you usually do."
Paul Walsh

Murphy's Lore has an endless supply of amusing anecdotes, irreverent ccmments on UK politics and George happily goes off piste to delve into all dimensions of life as we know it. The perfect present

Buying options

- UK orders

Or buy the eBook for Kindle

And from 3 December, Murphy's Lore can be ordered at The Book Case and other bookshops.

Murphy's Lore - George Murphy's regular column on the HebWeb

Published by Hebden Bridge small press, Pennine Pens, Nov 2020.