Working With The Negatives
Steven Storrie - Going by his brief biography at the back of this volume of poems, I suppose you could cast Steven Storrie as a regular US Joe, with his previous jobs includin...
Days Without End
Sebastian Barry - It says much about the peculiar qualities of this novel about a cross-dressing homosexual man going about his business in mid-19th century America, that it i...
Our Revolution: A future to believe in
Bernie Sanders - No one thought that US Senator Bernie Sanders had any chance of securing the Democratic nomination to be President, but he came close to tipping over the appl...
Today Will Be Different
Maria Semple - Maria Semple cut her teeth writing scripts for superior US comedies such as Arrested Development, and also scored a big hit with her epistolary second novel, Wh...
John Orton - “Aboot ten minutes later we heard the sound of an enemy plane, as though it was overheed, and then there was a loud crash.” When it comes to air-bombings over the...
Mari Hannah - One of the more grisly landmarks in Northumberland is Winter’s Gibbet, near Elsdon. A gallows it’s where the murderer William Winter was done away with in 1791. ...
Robert Harris - In the very near future, the (fictional) pope has just died and Lomeli, the Dean of the Cardinals, is tasked with organising the which will see one hundred and...
Alan Partridge: Nomad
Rob Gibbons, Neil Gibbons & Steve Coogan - Alan Partridge: “It’s funny how it can be easier to share your most intimate feelings with complete strangers than with the people c...
The Leveller Revolution
John Rees - The Levellers rose to prominence during the English Civil War of 1642-1651 and while opposed to the common ownership of land (that’ll be the Diggers you need for t...
Point of Contact
Richard Ayre - When people start mysteriously dying in Newcastle, and the local police force can’t get a handle on why, they get in touch with Ian Fenwick to see if he can pro...
Lights! Cameras! Tyneside!
Forget Carter is a new book that looks at the many films and TV shows that have been set in and around Newcastle.
Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work
Nick Srnicek & Alex Williams - The Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci once said that capitalist power was dependent on what he termed hegemony – the engineering of consent accord...
One Blade Of Grass
Ant Macari - In 2015, two artists were commissioned to mark some of the iconic views of Teesdale: views which had inspired artists in the past or which had been chosen by memb...