The Running Wolf
The Running Wolf In 1687, around 20 swordmakers defected from Solingen in north west Germany and moved to Shotley Bridge in north east England.
The Most Famous Man on Marsh Road
Fascinating insights into life growing up in interwar Middlesbrough’s Marsh Road in the town’s Cannon Street area have been published following the discovery of the memoir of ...
Backstories by Simon Van Der Velde
Dreamers, singers, heroes and killers, they can dazzle with their beauty, their talent or their unmitigated evil, yet inside themselves they are as frail and desperate as the ...
The Closest Thing To Heaven
'The Closest Thing to Heaven' is a unique photographic record of the Newcastle music scene in the 1970s and 80s.
For Fuck’s Sake! - by Robert Nelly Hunter
One can only pray that this book never comes out in a scratch’n’sniff special edition, because if it does, it’ll reek of shitted kecks, spew and stale lager.
Books To Survive A Virus
If you’ve got time on your hands to do a bit of reading, then let Steve Long guide you towards some good stuff.
The filth and the fury (and the coffee table book)
Punk, as the badges in the window of the Kard Bar still insist on telling us, is not dead, and, in fact, is having a bit of a moment what with an exhibition of punk fashion cu...
February 13 Book Reviews
Book of the month: The Odd Couple: The curious friendship between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin Richard Bradford, The Robson Press, £20
Interview: Salman Rushdie
Author Salmon Rushdie has been a pretty ubiquitous figure lately (words we thought we would never write). His memoir ‘Joseph Anton’ which came out earlier this y...
January 13 Book Reviews
Book of the month Great North Road Peter F Hamilton, Macmillan, £20 A SF novel set in Newcastle? Who’d have thought it? At the Lit and Phil book launch recently Hamilton re...
December 12 Book Reviews
Tudors: A History of England Volume 2 Peter Ackroyd, Macmillan, £20 When Queen “Bloody” Mary was ruling England back in the 16th century, and Protestants were being burned a...
November 12 Book Reviews
Telegraph Avenue Michael Chabon, Fourth Estate, £18.99 Chabon manoeuvres his maximalist style onto Jonathan Franzen territory with this doorstopper of a novel, set in the mi...
October 12 Book Reviews
Raymond Chandler: A Mysterious Something in the Light Tom Williams, Aurum Press, £20 Raymond Chandler found fame as the author of the Philip Marlowe series of novels, the pri...