The Stationers' Company
The City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content Industries
Stephen Platten's Book Launch

Stephen Platten's Book Launch

Monday, 5 December 2022
LivCom off-site

This unique guide to England’s most northern county explores the land, the people, the flora and fauna alongside its architecture and history. A gazetteer takes readers to Northumberland’s towns and cities – Newcastle, Hexham, and Berwick-upon-Tweed, but also to villages, hamlets, castles, beaches, churchyards, great houses, ruined abbeys, and vast wild open countryside. Among the places visited are the castles at Warkworth, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Alnwick, the Farne Islands and the remote valleys of Allendale and the South Tyne, battle sites at Heavenfield, Otterburn and Flodden, alongside Vanbrugh’s final triumphant Palladian mansion at Seaton Delaval.
Fully illustrated with more than 240 photographs, this guidebook invites travellers and locals alike to explore the unique features and the true character of Northumberland.
Stephen is the Assistant Bishop in the dioceses of London, Southwark and Newcastle, a former member of the Cathedrals’ Fabric Commission for England, Chairman of Hymns Ancient and Modern and of the governors of the Anglican Centre in Rome. He was formerly the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Secretary for Ecumenical Affairs, Dean of Norwich and Bishop of Wakefield. He is the author ofCathedrals of Britain, also published by Pitkin. Stephen Platten is a Past Master of the Stationers' Company.    
6.00pm Drinks Reception
8.00pm Event Ends  

Ticket Price: £10