THE GEORDIE BOOK OF MAGIC, by Chris Cross ( £12. Softback.

NEWCASTLE-based magician Chris Cross shares some of his secrets to show readers young and old how to perform 12 Geordie-themed tricks. The book, which comes with specially printed trick cards and a DVD, explains the tricks themed around well-known landmarks including ‘Toon’ card tricks, Town Moor Trickery, Conjuring with Coal, and The Lambton Worm and The Sausage Roll.