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ISBN: 9781841143934
AUTHOR: Tony Hopkins
Portrait of Newcastle
Portrait of Newcastle
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Newcastle is one of Britainís most vibrant and hospitable cities, a mix of ancient and modern with a skyline as distinctive as New York and a contemporary culture the equal of any in Europe.

The city has been a key settlement at least since Roman times. Pons Aelius, a bridge and fort at the start of the original Hadrianís Wall, lies at the foundation of modern Newcastle. Over and beside this stands a Norman keep, and close by are fragments of the medieval town walls that helped protect the settlement through the Border Wars. Shipbuilding and coal brought prosperity and expansion, and while the riverside was bustling and brash, the civic heart of the city centred on classical architecture and the elegant sweep of Grey Street and Grainger Town.

The mixture of grand buildings, green spaces, historical pubs and churches, a great river and a maritime outlook, have helped to give Newcastle/ Gateshead a unique character. In recent years a revitalised Quayside has made the place the hub of contemporary art and music, and a successful football team, two universities and a thousand clubs and restaurants have kept its atmosphere lively and colourful, day and night.

The photographs in this book were taken over a period of three months, from late winter to early summer.Tony Hopkins has caught the spirit of Newcastle/Gateshead in a single heartbeat: the choice of material is based on the most exciting, beautiful and essential features of one of Britainís favourite cities.

Tony Hopkins is a writer, illustrator and photographer with a life-long involvement in field studies, conservation and countryside management. For fifteen years he was Interpretation Officer and Head of Visitor Services for Northumberland National Park, before leaving to establish a freelance career in countryside interpretation. Born and raised in Derbyshire, Tony lived in Northumberland for twenty three years and has written and illustrated several acclaimed books about the farming, wildlife and cultural heritage of Northern England.

Imprint: Hasgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 393 4, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published May 2004. Revised & reprinted March 2010.

Moods of Hadrian's WallMoods of Hadrian's Wall - £12.95
The last northern outpost of the mighty Roman Empire, Hadrian’s Wall runs for 73 miles linking the Solway Firth to the Tyne and the North Sea. Much of the wall built by the Emperor Hadrian in AD117 to keep out the barbarians now forms part of a World Heritage Site. Now Tony Hopkins, the well-known local author and photographer, takes the reader on a photographic exploration of the Wall and its dramatic surrounding countryside.
Spirit of NewcastleSpirit of Newcastle - £4.99
Tony Hopkins has caught the spirit of Newcastle/Gateshead in a single heartbeat: the choice of material is based on the most exciting, beautiful and essential features of one of Britainís favourite and most vibrant cities.
A Boot Up Hadrian's WallA Boot Up Hadrian's Wall - £4.99
Ten circular walks are featured in this pocket-sized book by Rodney Legg, each maximising feet-on and visual experiences both of archaeology and the landscape. They vary in length from 3 to 8 miles and are aimed particularly at families and groups of friends out to enjoy the incomparable World Heritage Site.
Portrait of TynesidePortrait of Tyneside - £14.99

A visit toTyneside has something to offer everyone, whilst for the resident there is always plenty more to discover. Jason Friend captures all of this friendly variety in more than 140 full-colour images which encapsulate the history, heritage, character and scenery of the Geordie heartland.

Northumberland IlluminatedNorthumberland Illuminated - £14.99
If you are looking for a book which will give you a deep warm glow on a dark winterís night, and an utterly fascinating perspective on this ancient border county, look no further than this fine work by David Taylor.
Web Price: £14.99
17.37 EUR 18.74 USD 24.55 AUD

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