Fiona signs up
Published at 09:12, Monday, 30 April 2012
THE Cogito book shop in Hexham was the place to be on Friday when author, Fiona Firth launched her book Edge of the City.
More than 40 people packed the shop for the launch of the novel, which tells the tale of Jess, a young girl with a learning disability, who develops from a naïve and pampered child to an articulate woman.
Fiona, who lives in the West End of Hexham, said: “I was amazed at the turnout and the number of books I signed.”
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.