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Aal Aboot Newcastle (Aal Aboot Series) [Illustrated] [Paperback]

David Simpson
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1 Sep 2012 Aal Aboot Series
Aal Aboot Newcastle explores the history, growth and development of Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle is not your average northern city, visitors and locals are often surprised by what they find, whether its the elegance of Grey Street, the timber-framed houses of Sandhill, the charming cathedral of St Nicholas or the magnificent Tyne bridges. Explore the medieval walls and visit the castle on the site of a Roman fort as you discover the origins and history of the citys streets before heading out to Byker, Benwell, Jesmond, Eslwick, Heaton and Gosforth and the many places that make up Newcastle upon Tyne.

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: My World; First edition (1 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1901888754
  • ISBN-13: 978-1901888751
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 12.2 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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David Simpson was born in Durham in 1967 and lived as a child on a railway station. A graduate of Newcastle Polytechnic David worked at Beamish Museum, The National Garden Festival and was a writer and columnist for The Northern Echo newspaper for fifteen years. He has made numerous TV and radio broadcasts nationally and in his native North East. David is interested in most aspects of British history with a particular passion for northern regions and cities from ancient times to the modern age. He has a special interest in the origins of British dialects and place-names on which he regularly speaks.

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Newcastle United, Aal Aboot Geordie, Aal Aboot Newcastle. Just like buses, you wait for a decent book on Newcastle United/The North East, then three come along at once. All three are published by My World and come in a pocket sized format as well as a pocket sized price. Each book gives a concise insight into; Newcastle United, our fabulously unique Geordie dialect, then finally, the great City of Newcastle. It is easy to write a book by just rehashing what s been done before but these three, small but perfectly formed, mini classics manage to unearth information on all three subjects that I d never heard before. They also manage to pack an awful lot into such small packages, a bit like Peter Beardsley at his very best. --The Mag (themag.co.uk) Nov 4 2012

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David Simpson is a former journalist and the author of over 30 books on British history, topography and culture. He has published titles on London and Scotland as well as publications featuring British nostalgia, history and popular tastes from the 1940s to the 1990s. His special interest is the North East of England where he has entertained and lectured widely on the subject of dialect and place-names. David has appeared in over a hundred television and radio broadcasts both locally and nationally speaking on the history and culture of the North East.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Canny little book 29 May 2013
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I have lived just outside Newcastle all my life - and yes there are still parts of the city I have not visited. Although small I found this book very informative! Would definitely recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Aal Aboot Newcastle 27 Dec 2012
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Just what I needed to explain to the grandkids where they come from and the history surrounding the place where there parents where born
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