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Welcome to Wagtail Press, set in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From our hill farm Wagtail Press has been publishing books of local history, diaries and rural interest since 1999.

We publish a variety of subjects including special interest and local history books. Subjects include photographic historical records of towns, villages and the countryside in Northumberland and recently discovered fascinating historical diaries and journals. Some of our most recent publications feature the beautiful photographs of rare red squirrels by the talented award winning young photographer Will Nicholls, On the Trail of Red Squirrels and November Gold, an Anthology of Poems by Wilfrid Gibson, published in the autumn of 2018. You can order our published books here on our website. They make excellent Christmas gifts containing an immense amount of information, beautiful illustrations and photographs.

Please browse through our website and explore the books we have on offer – whether you are choosing a gift or a memento from Northumberland you will be sure to find something of interest.

‘November Gold’ is an absolute joy – an anthology of beautifully crafted poems by Hexham-born author Wilfrid Gibson, sensitively selected and carefully compiled by local historian, Hilary Kristensen. (read the full review)

Dr Albert Weir, March 2019-04-17