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Looking for Githa
Looking for Githa Patricia Riley
Published to coincide with the first ever Tyneside production of Rutherford & Son, this long overdue biography of this unique Tyneside playwright is the first ever to examine Githa Sowerby’s life and works.

Fix This Moment: Writers respond to North East literary history
Fix This Moment: Writers respond to North East literary history Various
Some of the key writers and publishers in North East England's literary history reflect on their own experiences and on distinctive parts of this story.

There Is a Green Hill
There Is a Green Hill Michael Chaplin
In 1951 pitman-turned-novelist Sid Chaplin was commissioned to write The Lakes to Tyneside, one of 13 guides to the UK’s regions published by Collins to mark the Festival of Britain. Criss-crossing ‘my north country’, Chaplin sought to pin down what made his home patch so special.
In the summer of 2014 playwright and screenwriter Michael Chaplin followed in his father’s footsteps and made a journey of his own in a series of six walks. Starting on Holy Island and finishing in Durham City, he visited communities and talked to their people to find out whether the North East remains the coherent region of the early Fifties, what its future might be, and how seven days on the hoof presented his late father’s life and work in a wholly new light.
Click here to buy a copy of There Is a Green Hill together with Michael's previous Tyne View for the special price of £18.


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