This store requires javascript to be enabled for some features to work correctly.


The Yorkshire Meaning of Life Book

No reviews
  • £5.99
Shipping calculated at checkout.

This is the Yorkshire edition of the humorous dictionary of toponymy and etymology, created by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd.

If you opened this book expecting to find a variety of quaint thee and thy-based colloquialisms with the odd "ee-by-gum" and "tha'll be reet" thrown in for good measure, you may be a little disappointed... However, if you picked up this book because you're curious about things for which no words exist, and have a mild interest in random Yorkshire villages with quirky names - then you're in luck!

The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff twins some of the obscurely wonderful, often unheard of and wastefully under-used place names of this glorious county, with the numerous experiences, feelings, situations and objects which we all know but, for some reason, have no words attributed to them. In no time at all you could be waxing lyrical about your most recent denaby main; empathising with friends who have also suffered a grimston, or expressing a whiston acquired during a state of galphay...


Add a free gift message
Any questions? Chat with us!

Frequently asked questions

Our shipping costs vary slightly depending on the weight and size of the package these are typically between £3.00-£3.95. The exact delivery cost will be calculated at the checkout before you pay.

You can also collect your order for free at our shop in the Leeds Corn Exchange.

Yes we do! 

Some items (mainly food items) may not be available to order internationally. These will be highlighted at the checkout.

Postage costs and shipping times can vary depending on the country. All shipping costs are calculated at the checkout, so shop away and then head to the checkout and the postage costs will be calculated before you complete your purchase. 

Please note the delivery fee excludes any applicable import charges and taxes. These will be payable in the destination county. Please check in advance if in doubt.

Our returns policy lasts 14 days.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food cannot be returned and we do not accept returns on beauty products such as creams and other similar products.

Please contact us in advance if you wish to return any items.


Just select 'Pick up' as your delivery option at the checkout.

Not every item seen online is available in our shop. Please check the individual product listing to find if the item is available to pick up.

You can contact us the following ways...

📞  0113 524 6383
💬 Live Chat (using the message button in the bottom right hand corner on any page)

If you have more questions for us which aren't answered above please send us an email at or by using the form on the Contact Us page.

You can also use the floating blue 'Chat with us!' message button in the bottom right hand corner on any page to live chat with us!