The Snickelways of York are a collection of small streets and footpaths in the city.
The word Snickelway was coined by Mark W. Jones in 1983 in this very book!
It is a combination of the words Snicket (a northern English dialect word for a narrow passage), Ginnel (a narrow passageway between or through buildings) and Alleyway.
So this book provides an excellent account of the unusual pathways that make up the city.
It also features unique hand-drawn illustrations throughout, making it a great introduction to York, whether you are following the suggested route in person, or reading about it from the comfort of your armchair!