I have just finished this book (its a light read so don't feel intimidated!) and loved it! each story or legend is illustrated by one of Ian's beautiful paintings which have almost a quality of Silk Painting to them. Ian's style is a combination of watercolour, screen print and Indian Ink - if you particularly fancy purchasing an item of his work they are available from http://www.mashamgallery.co.uk/
The book is a light hearted stroll through the fables, tales and legends of the Yorkshire dales - with everything from Ghosts to Saints covered. The book is also useful for the tourist as mentions many interesting views, churches, villages and natural phenomenon which would be a good basis for planning a Dales Holiday or simply an enjoyable read!
All in all an excellent canter through the Dales and just wish Ian would bring out a range of Postcards!