NEWCASTLE IN 50 BUILDINGS, by Steve Ellwood. Published by Amberley Books ( £14.99. Softback.

HIGHLIGHTING some of the many impressive architectural buildings found within Newcastle city centre, this local author takes the reader on a journey from its earliest existing building, the 12th century Norman castle which gives the city its name, through medieval religious institutions and Jacobean buildings on the Quayside to the Georgian-era houses and shops built by developer Richard Grainger.