FLITHER LASS, my historical novel set during WW1, was inspired by the village of Robin Hood's Bay and given the fictional name of Wyke Bay. (More details here.)
But I wasn't the first to use this amazing backdrop of ancient fishermen's cottages, with their attractive red pantiled roofs, haphazardly built amongst a maze-like structure of passageways and ginnels, all with the sound of the sea and cries of seagulls.
So here is my (as yet) somewhat modest database of books that have also been set here. Some are no longer in print, but sales links are included where possible.
Leo Walmsley (1892-1966) is perhaps the most well-known author to write about the village, which he called Bramblewick, a name that has been adopted for use by local cottages and businesses. Even his fictional name for Whitby, "Burnharbour", can be seen on certain properties, such is his literary legacy. Not only did he write his novels about Robin Hood's Bay, he lived and worked there until joining up for the First World War.