'A celebration of North Eastern virtues, from the lovely countryside to the powerful cultural tradition.' --Martin Wainwright, The Guardian
'Well worth reading. The hard edged analysis is most welcome.' --New Statesman
'This is the first book to tackle what makes Geordies what they are in a proper academic fashion. Get it.' --Terry Kelly, Shields Gazette
About the Author
Bill Lancaster: renowned historian and writer, especially regards the North East of England. He was the Director of the Centre for Northern Studies at Northumbria University, Newcastle and was also the editor of 'Northern Review, a Journal of Regional and Cultural Affairs'. Lancaster was also a great friend and collaborator of the poet and scholar Bill Griffiths. Robert Colls is professor of Cultural History at De Montfort University, Leicester. He has written and broadcast for television and radio too - including The Southbank Show, Written Britain, File on Four, From Our Own Correspondent, and The Verb and he has brought to this side of his work a lively appreciation of popular culture influenced both by his understanding of its critical importance and also by his sheer enjoyment of it (pop music, film, Newcastle United etc).