DURHAM, FROM THE ARCHIVES OF HISTORIC ENGLAND, by Derek Dodds. Published by Amberley Publishing (www.amberley-books.com). £14.99. Softback.

THIS illustrated history provides a nostalgic look at Durham’s past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites. Pictures date from the earliest days of photography to the present and cover subjects from Bronze Age burials and medieval churches to cinemas and seaside resorts.