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New Books

This page lists books that our members have written recently, or that we think members would be interested in - especially if there are special offers on them.


Cooking and Dining in Tudor and Early Stuart England, Peter Brears, Prospect Books £36.

From Farms to Arms: The History of Catterick Military Training Area, by Nancy Tanner and Phil Abramson, our lecturer at the April monthly meeting. Contact Phil for a copy

Ken Smith and Tom Yellowley, The Story of the Tyne and the Hidden Rivers of Newcastle, Tyne Bridge Publishing, £7.99

Tim Griffiths, A Place Quite Northward: Visitors to Northumberland 1500-1850, £6.99

Internet Sites for Local Historians a directory, (second edition) Jacquelené Fillmore, published British Association for Local History, £6.95 plus £1 postage. Buy from their website.

Rescued from the Sea: An Archaeologist’s Tale, Clive Waddington, Northumberland Wildlife Trust £10. Buy from their website

Nairn's County Durham, 1964, Townscape gazetteer covering 76 villages and towns in the country, now republished by Martin Roberts, £5 plus £2 p and p. Follow this link for order form. All profits go to Friends of Old Durham Gardens

A Celebration of Our Mining Heritage, Les Turnbull, to be published by Heaton History Group, with launch at the Mining Institute on 22 Jan

Wakefield Court Roll 1436-7, memorial volume to our past President Constance Fraser. Available from Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds, LS2 9NZ, £22.25 including UK p&p. 

The Wisdom of Trees, Max Adams, Head of Zeus, £14.99

Hadrian's Wall, A History of Archaeological ThoughtDavid Breeze (our Past President), CWAAS, £18 or £15 using this order form.

As Good as Any Man: Scotland's Black Tommy, Morag Miller, Roy Laycock, John Sadler, Rosie Serdiville, History Press.

Sir Joseph Swan: Centenary Celebration, A Guide (comes with a map of places in the area with links to Swan). Free from the Institute of Sustainability at Newcastle University.

Voices of Geordie Childhood: Growing up in Tyne and Wear, a selection of extracts from Beamish Museum Audio Archive, Dr Jo Bath. Illustrated with photos from Beamish Museum and Newcastle Libraries Local History Collection. History Press £12.99 (or as an e-book)

Life in the Limes, Studies of the people and objects of the Roman frontiers edited Rob Collins and Frances McIntosh (the Festschrift for Lindsay Allason-Jones announced at our Bicentenary Dinner, Oxbow Books. Normal price £45, but SANT members can obtain a 20% discount ordering on line by entering code SANT20 in the voucher box after they have added the book to their basket.



Newminster; Monks, Shepherds, and Charters, by our member Bridget Gubbins, £10.99,available in Morpeth bookshops and the Morpeth Chantry, bookshop in Newcastle Grainger Market, or by cheque to Greater Morpeth Development Trust (+ £3 postage)

Ode to Bully Beef, WW2 Poetry they Didn't Let You Read, by our members Rosie Serdiville and John Sadler, History Press £9.99

Tommy Rot: WW1 Poetry they Didn't Let You Read, by our members Rosie Serdiville and John Sadler, History Press £9.99

Durham Priory Manorial Accounts, 1277-1310, Edited by the late Richard Britnell, Surtees Society and Boydell and Brewer.

The First Knowledge Economy: Human Capital and the European Economy, 1750-1850, Margaret C. Jacob, Cambridge University Press. Draws extensively on the archives of the Mining Institute

No Justice Without A Struggle; the National Unemployed Workers' Movement in the North East of England 1920-1940. Don Watson, Merlin Press.

A Pack of Idle Sparks: Letters from Hexham on the Church, the People, Corruption and Scandal, 1699-1740, Greg Finch, (ed). Hexham Local History Society, paperback £18

Roman Frontiers in their Landscape Settings, David Breeze, Published on-line (only) by the Lit and Phil (their Charles Parish Lecture 2011)

Richard Grainger and the West End of Newcastle, Free 16-page booklet published by St. James' Heritage and Environment Group. Downloadable as a (rather large) pdf or request a printed copy from them.

Tommy at war 1914-1918: the soldiers' own stories,  John Sadler and Rosie Serdiville. London: The Robson Press, 2013.

Lost Industries of the Tyne, by Alan Morgan, Ken Smith, and our member Tom Yellowley. Tyne Bridge Publishing, £10 + £1.50 p+p


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