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No Redemption
No Redemption Keith Pattison (photos) & David Peace (text)
On Election Day in 2010, writer David Peace visited Easington with photographer Keith Pattison, who was the miners’ ‘unofficial’ photographer during the 1984-85 UK Miners’ Strike. Peace met with local people and wrote a verbatim introduction to Pattison’s new book of photographs of the strike.

Come and See
Come and See Michael Chaplin
Built as a News Theatre in the 1930s, Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema contains myriad examples of recently restored Persian and art deco design, but its beauty isn’t merely physical. It also has the most striking history, peopled by some extraordinary characters. This richly-illustrated book recreates that history – not just of the Tyneside, but the first 100 years of cinema itself.

Cityskin Liz Atkin
Cityskin is a collection of 1,000 ‘word snapshots’ of people in Newcastle upon Tyne and the surrounding area.

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.

Tyne View
Tyne View Michael Chaplin
In July 2011, four Tynesiders – Port of Tyne writer in residence Michael Chaplin, artist Birtley Aris, photographer Charles Bell and poet Christy Ducker – set off to walk the tidal length of the River Tyne from South Shields to Tynemouth via Wylam.
Click here to buy a copy of Tyne View together with Michael's Durham Book Festival 2014 commission There Is a Green Hill for the special price of £18.

Our House, Your Home: the Past, Present and Future of Social Housing
Our House, Your Home: the Past, Present and Future of Social Housing Richard T Kelly
In 2014 novelist Richard T Kelly was invited by Isos Housing, a leading social landlord in his native North East, to investigate the story of social housing, past, present and future. Our House, Your Home – insightful, witty, at times moving, and illustrated with photographs by Sally Ann Norman – tells the 150-year history of subsidised housing in Britain, offers a sharp-eyed study of how a social landlord must operate today, and reflects, too, on what all of us could do to resolve our housing crisis.


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