50 GEMS OF NORTHUMBERLAND: THE HISTORY AND HERITAGE OF THE MOST ICONIC PLACES, by Steve Ellwood. Published by Amberley Publishing. (www.amberley-books.com). £14.99. Softback

AS well as covering some of the best-known places including Hadrian’s Wall, Lindisfarne and Alnwick Castle, this book also highlights the attractions of less well-known locations such as Edlingham Castle, Percy’s Cross near Powburn, Ratcheugh Crag, Bothal Castle, Flodden Field, Codger Fort near Scot’s Gap, Sharp’s Folly at Witton and Lambley Viaduct. It is fully illustrated with high-quality photographs.