'Spirit of the North;in praise of Northumbria by Northumbrians'
The publication of a book of inspirational prose and poetry.
' SPIRIT OF THE NORTH; in praise of Northumbria by Northumbrians'
The Northumbrian Association is delighted to announce the publication of this beautiful book of inspirational prose and poetry about places and people iconic to the region known as Northumbria, so named after the ancient kingdom created by King Oswald in the 7th Century and which embraces the area between the Rivers Tweed and Tees.
Remarkably,the book includes writing of all age groups, from 10 year olds to octogenarians,all reflecting the writers' deep knowledge,familiarity,appreciation and ownership of their region.
It is illustrated with photographic images by Graeme Peacock, a highly respected and well known photographer of North East landscapes,and published by a local company,Team Valley Printers, whose vision and care has resulted in a beautiful,glossy 'coffee table' book.
'Northumbrian Heritage' based on the Blagdon Estate have agreed to distribute the Book on our behalf, which means it will be available soon in the National Trust Properties' shops in the area,Tyne and Wear Museum shops as well as Tourist Information Centres.By doing this we have eliminated postage and packaging costs which were considerable.The retail cost will be in the region of £9.99.
The following Authors are featured in the book,named below in order of appearance.
Barry Stewart Chloe Graham
Anne Bryce( Tess Lynch) Collaborative writing from Years 3 and 6,
St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas R.C Primary.
Ian Young Lee Mather
Maurice Holliday Beth Nichol
Susan Johnson Chelsea Moody
Alistair Hetherington Christian Knudsen
Brian Hall Liam Pritchard
Marion Bridgewood Joshua Dixon
Rachel Barnwell Eleanor Piches
Barry Carter Connor Kennedy
David Coulthard James Dillon
Noreen Rees Jessica Ritchie
Audrey Barton Alice Graham
Keith Robson Ellen Dawson
Phillip Chambers Laurie Atkinson
Gary Leach Bethan Donaghue
Christina Bilton-Bates Ellen Hardie
David Clark Luke Avis
Robert Crosby Bethany Woods
Anonymous 'The cost of Coal' Daniel Young
Lucy Rolfe Jason Jones
Carole Wakenshaw Corey Badminton
Pru Heathcote Rachel Hunter
Jack Boke Hayley Simpson