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ISBN: 9780857042903
AUTHOR: Philip & Sophy Nixon
Secret Durham
Secret Durham
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Few cities radiate the sense of timeless power that comes from first glimpsing the commanding prospect of Durham’s Castle and Cathedral.

Here is a city whose historic core has changed little over the past centuries, a city overlain with details from its splendid past.

With a photographer’s acute eye for the unusual Philip Nixon here seeks out hidden and fascinating parts of the city of Durham. Over fifty different ‘secret’ sites are beautifully portrayed through the author’s award-winning photo-graphs accompanied by intriguing tales of each location; from little-known corners of Durham’s magnificent Cathedral and Castle, to the mysterious story of St Cuthbert’s Mist, and the tragic legend of Drummer Boy’s Hole.

Over 150 photographs are included while Sophy Nixon’s illustrations add a delightful touch to each tale.

Millions visit Durham annually, drawn not only by its historic attractions but, due to the city’s small compass, by the relative ease in which many of its finest features can be explored on foot. Secret Durham has been compiled not only as a source of information and a guide, but also as a tick list of must-see places.

Most of the fifty sites included are accessible in a day and many are interlinked through their stories. This celebration of Durham’s lesser-known pearls will prove captivating both to visitors and residents alike.

Philip Nixon is a multi-award-winning professional photo-grapher of vast experience who has had been commissioned by companies and organisations all over England. His work has been published worldwide in countless magazines, newspapers, calendars, brochures and books. He runs popular weekly photography classes in Durham on two evenings a week along with regular photographic workshops. His many professional awards include those for wedding, portrait, pictorial, and press and PR photography, and for his multi-media presentations. In his free time Philip is a Senior Steward in Durham Cathedral and his enthusiasm for photography sees him leading many photographic guided walks in Durham City and around the county. This is his 15th book. More of his work can be found at www.philipnixon.com.

Sophy Noxon is an artist and illustrator who lives in Durham city with her Boston Terrier Claude. She enjoys long woodland walks with Claude, looking at birds, while Claude watches squirrels. She also enjoys drawing and painting. See more of her work at: sophynixon.com and sophynixon.tumblr.com.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 290 3, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published June 2016.

 
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Durham The Great CityDurham The Great City - £14.99
Philip Nixon, award-winning photographer, was asked to produce this book for Halsgrove because he knows the city so well. His photographs show not only the major sights and scenes but also the often forgotten corners and details that go to make up one of the principal historic cities of England.
A Boot Up Durham CityA Boot Up Durham City - £4.99
Durham is a good place to live. Because of its small size it offers all the advantages of a city without the disadvantages. These ten country walks by Philip Nixon are perfect for families and are all within the boundary of the city.
Spirit of the Beamish Transport CollectionSpirit of the Beamish Transport Collection - £4.99
Spirit of the Beamish Transport Collection by curator Paul Jarman captures the extensive railway, tramway and horse drawn vehicle collections at Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum in Co Durham.
A Boot Up The Durham DalesA Boot Up The Durham Dales - £4.99
These ten walks by Anthony Toole, of between 3 and 7˝ miles, follow valley tracks and public rights-of-way, with a few venturing onto the more open moorlands, and are generally suitable for families. They are ideal for visitors who wish to acquaint themselves with the Durham Dales, either on a short trip or a more extended holiday to the region.
 
 
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