• TEESSIDE SEEN THROUGH AN APOCALYPTIC LENS... It is coming.
 We all feel it in our bones. Join photographer Ian Robinson as he explores Teesside... an area haunted by the ghostly presence of its industrial past, around housing estates demolished but not rebuilt, under towers left empty and over roads now derelict. And ponder for a while with some of the writers from the Post Apocalypse School of Teesside as we imagine how our world might end and what we can do to survive it. Paperback, 70 page, glossy coffee-table photograph book
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    Eleven extraordinary stories by eleven extraordinary students. Written and published by students in Year 7 at Nunthorpe Academy, this set of eleven easy to read books aimed at 8 to 10 year olds is the result of a year-long publishing project. 11 Paperbacks, RRP £6.99 each MY STORY SET OF 11 BOOKS SPECIAL PRICE £50 SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER £25 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, June 2018 As featured in an article by Jan Hunter (one of our own!) in the Darlington & Stockton Times, Friday 13th July 2018.
  • eBook available on Kindle That Sounds Like Stevie! is a fascinating journey through the lesser-known musical adventures of the incomparable Stevie Wonder. Universally acknowledged as one of music’s most influential and successful artists, Stevie Wonder has enjoyed a career like no other. But how much do you know about his other work, that of songwriter, producer, arranger, vocalist, and highly sought after session musician for other people, and mostly on tunes unknown? In this astonishing collection, which is the result of years of painstaking research and determined digging, lifelong fan and chronicler of Stevie’s life Mick Hutchinson sheds light on the other side of his illustrious career. A must for Stevie fans who want to appreciate the extended work of a living legend, and his never-ending celebration of song. Paperback, 490 pages, RRP £20 ISBN 978-1-912218-41-7 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, May 2019
  • Learn to read music with Stave the friendly spider, his musical web and his amazing band: Anton the red ant, Bella the beautiful butterfly, McCoo the cockatoo, Dray the dragon, Em the emu, Flop the frog and Gosher the grasshopper. A beautifully creative and imaginative way to introduce notes and music to children. A5 Paperback, 114 pages, RRP £19.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-17-2 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2017
  • The story of one man’s descent into a brief period of madness and the surreal world he creates.

 Stan L. Abbott’s The Episode exudes a realism and fatalistic inevitability, reminiscent of Canetti’s Auto da Fé or John Fowles’s, The Magus. Buy The Episode now or read for free on Kindle Unlimited. Paperback, 656 pages, RRP £14.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-49-3 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, March 2019
  • A Family History in Wales and the North East of England Diagonal Ties is a fascinating account of one family’s connections throughout the generations with both the North East of England and the South of Wales. Susan Lewis relates the tale of her search for ancestors with humour, an eye for detail and an intriguing insight into life during the times in which they lived. Starting with rural Welsh life in the 1700s, the story moves through the heart of the industrial revolution and on into the foundries of the North-East. Susan considers with poignancy and compassion how events including a war in South Africa, a riot in Llanelli, a general strike, and two world wars, affected the lives and fortunes of those concerned. The story spans the reigns of nine kings and queens as one person from each generation makes that diagonal journey that will determine whether he or she will live as a Welsh person or a North Easterner. Paperback, 200 pages, RRP £14.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-46-8 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, May 2013
  • Minneapolis Reign: An Unofficial Guide to Prince’s Hometown NEW 2nd Edition Order now at www.minneapolisreign.com The sudden death of legendary rock musician Prince Rogers Nelson on April 21st 2016 sent shockwaves around the world. One year on, Stuart Willoughby, a fan from the north east of England, made a four thousand mile pilgrimage to Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis in an attempt to understand the life and work of this seminal artist. Arriving in the U.S. in the anniversary week of Prince’s passing, Stuart found himself on an incredible adventure that brought him closer to Prince than he ever could have imagined. Part travel guide and part biography, this is one Prince fan’s emotional account of an incredible journey he felt compelled to make in honour of his musical hero. “The Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson is not affiliated, associated, or connected with Minneapolis Reign: An Unofficial Guide to Prince’s Hometown, nor has it endorsed, authenticated or sponsored Minneapolis Reign: An Unofficial Guide to Prince’s Hometown. Further, The Prince Estate has not licensed any of its intellectual property to Minneapolis Reign: An Unofficial Guide to Prince’s Hometown.” Paperback, RRP £14.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-40-0 Originally published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2017 2nd Edition published by Sixth Element Publishing, October 2018
  • In early 2020, Ian Wolf – manga critic in print and online, autistic comedic data specialist, and some time question writer for Richard Osman’s House of Games – decided that the best way to keep himself occupied while Britain was in Covid lockdown was to write a humorous book about his favorite manga artists – CLAMP... the women behind such works as Cardcaptor Sakura, xxxHOLiC, X and Magic Knight Rayearth.
    If you want to find out why the cases of the CLAMP School Detectives sound like challenges from Taskmaster, why almost everything in Magic Knight Rayearth is named after a car, why the British Museum illustrated their manga exhibit using the soft-core lesbian manga Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, or why the Cardcaptor Sakura Kinomoto’s best friend has more than a whiff of The Fast Show’s 13th Duke of Wybourne about her, this is the book for you. Find out more at: https://ianwolf.org/
  • This handbook presents a complete six week course on yama which is firmly rooted in the teachings of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra. It is a practical companion text and includes: •    An accessible explanation of the yama sūtra. •    Weekly asana sequences which relate to each of the yama. •    A graduated plan for developing ujjāyī prāṇāyāma. •    Thirty yama based mantra for meditation. •    Six complete relaxation scripts. •    More than thirty ‘off-the-mat’ practices which support understanding. •    A comprehensive bibliography. •    Recommended websites for easy access to high quality information and training. The course is designed so that readers can use the whole course or choose specific practices to bring fresh ideas to existing plans. Susan Lodge BA, PGCE, MA (Ed), BWY Dip, YFHF Cert is an experienced yoga teacher who has been practising yoga for almost twenty years. She has studied yoga with teachers in England and Spain, and teaches regularly in the North East of England and on yoga holidays in Turkey. In this series of books developed especially for yoga teachers, Susan presents fundamental principles which lie at the core of her teaching in an accessible and extremely useful format. Paperback, 88 pages, RRP £12.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-92-5 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, May 2016
  • After growing up in Newcastle on Tyne and graduating its Medical School in 1953, Geoffrey Marsh had a 34 year career as a GP in Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, helping to transform General Practice from its 1950s pattern of single doctors working independently to its current pattern of multidisciplinary teams and targeted preventive work. Upon retiring, he pursued his interests in gardening and creative writing. This book is a collection of his memories of Norton and writings on his medical school years, as well as his poetry, prose and ponderings on family, life and his favourite place to visit, Italy. A wonderful mix of funny, poignant and insightful reflections, Northern Roots shares a glimpse of life as a GP in a very different time. All proceeds from this book will be donated to Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières).
  • In the midst of the Covid-19 global lockdown of 2020, the Crossing the Tees Book Festival Short Story Competition carried on regardless, and gave the writers of the Tees area and beyond a chance to take part in Zoom workshops and work hard to craft their stories.

    With many thanks going to this year’s judges, Peter Barron MBE (journalist and author), Laura Degnan (writer and film maker) and Kay Tranter (librarian), this anthology showcases the winners along with the rest of the brilliant stories that were short-listed from over ninety great entries.

    Serious, poignant, funny, thought-provoking… there is no particular theme but all were written from the heart during the pandemic that stopped the world.

  • Continuing the tradition from the summers of 2017 and 2018, Crossing the Tees Book Festival launched its third short story competition and attracted over a hundred spectacular entries from writers nationwide. With no specified theme again this year, everyone’s imaginations were once more freed to create a richly varied collection of thoughtful and downright entertaining stories. This anthology presents the winner, runners-up, and highly commended stories, as judged by Rob Scragg (author), Amy Lord (author) and Carol McIntosh (librarian), as well as the rest of the short-listed entries. Paperback, 238 pages, RRP £10 ISBN 978-1-912218-75-2 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2019

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