LOCAL author Mark Hunnebell’s latest book Secret Ilkley has just been published and he will be talking about it and signing copies at The Grove Bookshop in Ilkley on Thursday, September 26 at 7pm.

The book goes behind the facades of the familiar to discover some of the lesser known aspects of the town’s long and illustrious past.

Mark, of White Wells, talks the reader on an enlightening and entertaining journey through the past, delving beneath the surface to reveal dark deeds and strange tales with long-forgotten facts and amusing stories. Secret Ilkley lifts the lid on hidden secrets that even most local people don’t know. It charts the developments and changes that occurred in Ilkley during the second half of the 19th century and throughout 12th century. It include information sourced from archive newspaper articles and original research.

Published by Amberley Publishing, price £14.99.