• In the fall of 2016, journalist and documentary filmmaker Robin Benger felt the overwhelming resolve to pack in a forty year career based in Toronto, during which he covered events in some of the world’s most dangerous hotspots, and move into a caravan with his wife in North Yorkshire. This book is his journal about a genteel English summer stopping life to walk, dream and look around.
  • There are times in your life when you start to wonder what it’s all about. With me, I already had plans to up sticks and go, and when one of my neighbours died in a fire, I decided that was it… a new life in New Zealand beckoned. And so began my adventure. It’s funny how things work out… how one thing leads to another… and before I knew it, I was broke, stoned and flying by the seat of my pants around that lush green country on the far side of the world. Paperback, 216 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-84-0 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2015
  • Flying around the lush green lands of New Zealand is one thing… the Saudi desert, now that’s something else. With my adventures down under leaving me stony broke, an offer of lucrative work in the Middle East was just too tempting. And so I started a new escapade in a land where you can get arrested for eating a sandwich, rub shoulders with Arab princes at the Grand Prix and the only alcohol is black market home brew. Once again, I was flying by the seat of my pants. Paperback, 226 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-11-0 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2017
  • What if Sherlock Holmes, with his dry wit and natural predilection for data, deduction and logic, had been born on Teesside and lived in present-day Middlesbrough? This smart-arse Boro lad hides his talents under a bushell of misdirection, self-deprecation and good old Teesside sarcasm, served up with some rather coarse language. With the assistance of his associate, Doctor John Watson, a psychologist he met during some court-ordered counselling sessions, Holmes wends his way through a string of adventures, baffling and entertaining as he goes, with many a three-pint problem solved over his favourite libation, a pint of Engineer’s Thumb in the Twisted Lip, before he staggers back to Flat 1B, 22 Baker Street, Middlesbrough. Paperback, 238 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-81-9 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2015
  • Another six adventures featuring Boro’s greatest detective. When Sherlock Holmes is pulled from Flat 1B, 22 Baker Street, to be thrown into Holme House prison, his only hope of release sits squarely on the shoulders of Doctor John Watson. As Watson does his utmost to free his friend, he becomes wracked with uncertainty. Does he really know Holmes? Is Holmes innocent of the crime? Can he get him out? Of course he can… otherwise this would be a very short book. Volume 2 sees our heroes embroiled in more intriguing mysteries. Armed only with logic, deduction and copious amounts of alcohol, they investigate the cases that have the police of Middlesbrough perplexed, edging slowly closer to a final confrontation with destiny. Who is the mysterious Professor and what are his plans for our Holmes? Paperback, 282 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-96-3 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2016
  • Thinking of writing a book? It’s not all chat shows, award ceremonies and copious amounts of booze – except for the copious amounts of booze. Join My Only Boro author Will Nett as he deals with his stratospheric new-found success – he was on local radio, y’know – and embarks upon ‘difficult second book phase’. Stuck for new subject matter, and holding down a series of menial jobs in order to collect new material, he becomes embroiled in a peculiar world of yo-yo dieting, backyard boxing bouts, and religious cults. It’s a wonder he has time for punch-ups on the streets of Paris, upsetting Eurovision song contest winners, and arranging a parking space for potential Prime Ministers… but could he turn any of it into a book? Paperback, 152 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-37-0 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, June 2018
  • My Only Boro is not just about Middlesbrough Football Club, it’s not just a history book about the town and it’s not just a social commentary on a town once described as the worst place to live in Britain – it’s all this and more. “A must read for Boro fans, memories of the good old days that we long to return to, and all you non-footy fans will love it as well. It’s witty and fun to read, a real blast from the past.” Bernie Slaven, Boro Legend Paperback, 176 pages, RRP £8.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-22-2 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2011
  • A wonderful collection of whimsical stories in rhyme, from the funny to the sad, from everyday life and everyday people, to poignant, moving comment on tragedy, love and family. Albert Cross presents an entertaining, thoughtful and often quirky commentary on life and living that will delight in places and make you pause for thought in others. Paperback, 144 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-07-3 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, August 2017
  • OUT NOW A COLLECTION OF WEIRD AND WONDERFUL POEMS ABOUT STOCKTON ON TEES AND TEESSIDE. Bryan Cross has worked in the Education Sector as classroom teacher, deputy and headteacher, tutor and external examiner since 1966 to the present day. The author of two recent books of his school memoirs – Quit While You’re A-Head and Quit While (You Think) You’re A-Head,this is his first poetry book. More Milligan than Masefield, more Belloc than Betjeman and certainly more Lear than Longfellow, this book will appeal to all readers but especially those in the Stockton on Tees and Teesside area. Paperback, 70 pages, RRP £7.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-64-6 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, October 2019
  • The brand new book from Roy Chubby Brown & George Proudman. How many times do you hear someone say, “aye, the old jokes are the best,” or “there’s nothing like an old joke.” Well, here’s a book load of them, together with a handful of tall stories. Now, don’t you be complaining ‘cos I’m sure you’ve said it yourself. Anyway look on the bright side, if you found it funny the first time then you should laugh at it again. On the other hand, you might not have got it when you heard it the first time, so, on the other hand… oh, that’s three hands, isn’t it? Well, on the other bollock, you might just think the joke’s a load of shit and not funny at all. You see, you can’t please all of the people all of the time… by there aren’t half some miserable bastards out there. Paperback, 190 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-12-7 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2017
  • Crime has a new enemy… and it never saw him coming. When Robert Jones awoke with yet another monster hangover in his house in Teesside, he could never have imagined that within just a few hours his life would change forever. Kidnappings, the murderous attentions of a midget set on revenge and the world’s largest bank heist are just the beginning. But, the pandemonium all around, Rob is oblivious, his focus fixed firmly on his blossoming relationship with an extremely seductive vacuum cleaner. However, there’s one small problem, Rob is a robot and he’s missing a vital component. The Boro Phallacy is a frenetic, fast-paced and funny crime thriller told through the eyes of two unlikely heroes whose love of Crocodile Dundee knows no bounds. Paperback, 276 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-94-9 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, September 2016
  • Everyone thinks they can play golf. Will Nett is no different. How hard could it be? Get the ball in the hole in as few strokes as possible. Having had one of his best worst ideas yet, Will Nett takes to the fairways in an attempt to master the most absurd of sports. Garishly outfitted, and armed with nothing more than a set of ladies’ clubs and a bad temper, he becomes immersed in the game, and all its infuriating foibles. Many a walk is spoiled as he chases the white ball through the gardens and washing lines of Hull, the vaudeville-steeped music halls of Victorian England, and the Arctic Circle. Join him on the first tee as he blunders from clubhouse to classroom and everywhere in‑between as he reaches for the pars… and misses. Paperback, 162 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-73-8 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2019
  • Once “the face of Tyne Tees Television”, Paul Frost is now an old git. Of course this hasn’t always been the case. He’s been a teenage git, a young married git and a middle aged git. In chronological order he has been a farmhand, supermarket shelf stacker (sauces and pickles), shop assistant, debt collector, barman, doorman, student, newspaper journalist and columnist, BBC radio and TV presenter, ITN reporter, after dinner speaker, pilot, corporate film producer and director. This is his first and probably last attempt at getting anything published. He’d rather have a lie down. Where’s Me Glasses? is a humorous and rambling tome from a grumpy old git who still has the ability to laugh at life and all around him. Paperback, 124 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-30-7 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, October 2012

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