My North East: By its Famous Sons & Daughters - out now...
November 07, 2013 
A new 200-page coffee table book featuring stunning landscape pictures and full interviews with more than sixty of the region's famous sons and daughters, including Sting, Jimmy Nail, Kathryn Tickell, Brian Johnson, and Rachel & Becky Unthank talking about their favourite places, views and memories of the North East has been published.

All profits from this book will be donated to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, the cancer-treatment charity launched in 2008 by the man himself during his fight with the disease. The Foundation has raised over £5 million so far.

This beautiful book features interviews with more than sixty of the best-known people from the North East, from stars of stage and screen to sporting heroes young and old. With full colour photographs throughout, each celebrity talks about memories of and connections to the place they call home, their favourite view in the region, and how both have shaped their life so far.

Contributors include: Peter Beardsley, Tony Blair, Bobby Charlton, Jack Charlton, George Clarke, Kat Copeland, Simon Donald, Bryan Ferry, Brendan Foster, Robson Green, Tim Healy, Brian Johnson, Chris Kamara, Si King, Mark Knopfler, Ian La Frenais, Terry Laybourne, Carol Malia, Joe McElderry, Gina McKee, Bob Moncur, Jimmy Montgomery, Jimmy Nail, the Duchess of Northumberland, Chris Ramsey, Vic Reeves, Sir Bobby Robson, Bryan Robson, Pam Royle, Alan Shearer, Jeff Stelling, Sting, Kathryn Tickell, Rachel & Becky Unthank, Denise Welch, Kevin Whately, Sid Waddell and more!

"The North East will always feel like home, and I always enjoy coming back to visit. It is a unique place with a great creative atmosphere and legacy. Music is alive and it's part of people's lives." - Sting

"Every day I see the Angel of the North, and every day it reminds me that I'm home." - Sir Bobby Robson

"As your eyes hit land you see the most golden sand you could imagine, look up and you see Bamburgh Castle. It makes your soul sing. That view gives me a lump in my throat every time." - Si King, the Geordie half of the Hairy Bikers

"Durham Cathedral was a massive inspiration.It is the best building in the world." - George Clarke, architect and Channel 4 presenter

To order this book visit www.my-northeast.co.uk/

Note: Have just received a copy of this book and it is stunning - if you're looking for an ideal Christmas present, look no further. This should be top of your wish list!
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