The write stuff
WRITE Festival – one of the region’s leading literary events – is returning to South Shields in May for its third incarnation and featuring a programme packed with wordy goodi...
The lowdown on Lowborn
Kerry Hudson (pictured) will be talking about her new book ‘Lowborn’, which details her life growing up in grinding poverty, at the Gosforth Civic Theatre in May.
The Collected Poems of Julia Darling
Edited by Bev Robinson - ‘we all matter, we are all / indelible, miraculous, here’ runs the final couplet in Julia Darling’s Indelible, Miraculous; and even though she died 10...
The Wonder Stuff Diaries ’86-‘89
The Wonder Stuff were a bunch of hairy indie-rockers from the Midlands who scored a whole raft of top 20 singles in the late 80s and into the 90s, with a brand of music which ...
Funny Ha-Ha, Funny Peculiar
Edited by Neil Astley - Bin all your pills, potions and herbal remedies. If you’re looking for a proper tonic then let Hexham’s ever reliable Bloodaxe Books sort you out with ...
Bowie on Bowie
Edited by Sean Egan - David Bowie has largely given up being interviewed for around 10 or more years now, but when he did talk to the music press, he did so without the presen...
A Bunch of Amateurs
Andrew Waugh - The comic book lends itself to charming curios more than any other medium and A Bunch of Amateurs is one of the most charming – and informative - I’ve come acro...
Drew Askew - The first issue of this self-published comic by Drew Askew features Jupiter a squat potato of a man who was once a Mexican wrestler and film star, but, after a ru...
Modernity Britain: 1959-62
David Kynaston - David Kynaston’s magnificent history series, in which he’s recording the changing socio-political face of Britain from 1945 to 1979, reaches the sixties. The ...
In the Pause of Passing
Paul Strangroom & Noel Connor - This very handsome hardback book (beautifully put together by Northumberland’s Whin Still Press) features paintings of the North Pennines by Pa...
How To Live: 1. How We Are
Vincent Deary - “Our deeds travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.” This George Elliot quote, taken from Middlemarch, is included in the first vo...
The Lightning Tree
Emily Woof - Emily Woof’s second novel, principally set in Newcastle in the 1980s, is a love story between Ursula and Jerry. Ursula lives in Jesmond with her mother - who spen...
Bryan Talbot - The Brock is back, in the fourth volume of Bryan Talbot’s brilliantly complex and visually dazzling series of graphic novels. New readers start here – Inspector...