A Shoulder on the Hill

Book title - A Shoulder on the Hill by Carol Madeline Graham - Wagtail Press

Carol Graham takes us with her on her journey, narrated with humour, discernment and, above all, love through ‘twenty years of memories’ of life in Weardale.Her love of the Dale, its people, landscape, history, wildlife and even weather illuminates but never sentimentalises the story she has to tell.Acutely observed and compellingly written, ‘A Shoulder on … Read more

Journeys Through England With a Pack Pony

Jane Dotchin - Journeys Through England with a pack pony - Wagtail Press

Since 1972 Jane Dotchin has gone on her Autumn travels with a pony and dog for company. This book, fully illustrated by Jane, takes us with her on some of her journeys through England with Sitka, her Haflinger pony. Her terrier Russett subsequently became part of the team, sharing their adventures. Author: Jane Dotchin21cms tall … Read more

Falling For It

Falling For It: The Apprenticeship is a fast-moving account of his 3 years on the estate wher he learned forestry’s tasks, which varied from sowing tree seed in the nursery through to cutting timber in the sawmill. Also available by Geoff Surtees is Sticks In The Memory at £7.99 Authors: Geoff SurteesPrice: Price – £5.99 … Read more

Sticks In The Memory

A collection of humorous and entertaining stories about Geoff’s working life in the forestry in Northumberland.160 pages, 210mm x 150mm. Softback.Also available is “FALLING FOR IT, The Apprenticeship” at £5.99 Sticks in the MemoryAuthors: Geoff SurteesPrice: Price – £7.99 + £1.95 p&pISBN: 978-0-9559395-1-8 Special Offer – both books for £12 + £3 p&p

Thomas Irving’s Journal

Thomas Irving's Journal

Thomas Irving’s Journal gives us a fascinating first-hand account of farming and rural life in Victorian and Edwardian Cumbria. Based in and around Eden Valley, Penrith and Carlisle.96 pages, 148mm x 210mm. Illustrated softback book Author: Thomas IrvingPrice: £9.99 + £1.95 p+pISBN: 978-0-9538443-1-9

Golden Days

Golden Days

John Browning was born in the historic village of Corbridge, Northumberland in 1921 where home was the Golden Lion Inn. His was a childhood of innocence and adventure, family and friends, conkers and comics, humbugs and cinder toffee…”Golden Days”. 132 pages, 210mm x 148mm. Softback book, 25 black & white photographs. Author: John BrowningPrice: £8.99 … Read more

The Life and Times of Thomas Dixon

During the early 19th Century Thomas Dixon, of Dukesfield Hall near Hexham, in Northumberland, recorded his family life, working days and leisure time in his diaries. His words give us a fascinating insight into his world; his life as a family man, lead ore smelter, early railway enthusiast, church and chapel goer, gardener, singer, musician … Read more