Even while reading, you can keep it local

Author Ian Hall by the traditional Great North Road milepost opposite the cemetery in Alnwick.
Author Ian Hall by the traditional Great North Road milepost opposite the cemetery in Alnwick.

It’s just not just the shops on your High Street and food producers that you can support as part of efforts to keep it local.

Alnwick man Ian Hall launched his own imprint, Wanney Books, to publish his own and others’ books on a variety of local topics.

Alnwick in the Great War by Ian Hall.

Alnwick in the Great War by Ian Hall.

Three years later, he has published a total of 10 books and launched a journal:

Relics of War, £4.50, an overview of the many 20th-century military remains that can be found in the Northumberland countryside.

Alnwick in the Great War, £4.50, four inter-related stories from the area around Alnwick.

Zeppelins Over the North East, £4.50, the story of the Zeppelin airship raids on the North East during the First World War and of the air defences which were introduced to counter this threat.

The Great North Road, £4.50, a journey along the Great North Road through Northumberland.

Edge of Empire, £5.50, a guide to all the Roman remains that can be found in the Northumberland landscape.

MacLauchlan’s Dere Street and MacLauchlan’s Devil’s Causeway, both £4.50, created from Henry MacLauchlan’s original memoirs from the 19th century.

Most Secret, £5.50, the untold story of Northumberland’s underground resistance army established during the Second World War.

Our Northern Hills, £5.50, a guide to some of the more unusual parts of the Cheviots.

A Descriptive and Historical View of Alnwick, £9, a reprint of William Davison’s 1822 book about Alnwick.

The Cheviot – A North Northumberland Miscellany, £4.50 or £13.50 for an annual subscription (three issues), a small journal about the landscape, history, nature and culture of our area.

All the books are package and posting free within the UK.

They can be ordered via Paypal from www.wildsofwanney.co.uk or by post from Wanney Books, 15 Fairfields, Alnwick, NE66 1BT – cheques payable to Wanney Books.

l For your chance to win a copy of each of the books, apart from the William Davison reprint, as well as the three 2016 copies of The Cheviot, worth a total of £57, buy a copy of this week’s Gazette and turn to Page 9.