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Here is a list of books for Sunderland that you may find useful.

If you plan to travel to Sunderland you may be interested in some guide books and travel books that will help you plan your stay in Sunderland and to find your way around. Click on any book for more information or to buy.



Sunderland books: Maps

Durham and Sunderland (OS Explorer Map)
Durham and Sunderland (OS Explorer Map)

OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.

Price: £5.75

Publication: 28 April 2008

Durham and Sunderland (OS Explorer Map)   Durham and Sunderland (OS Explorer Map)


Philip's Street Atlas Sunderland (City Street Atlases)
Philip's Street Atlas Sunderland (City Street Atlases)

This new street atlas of Sunderland, Chester-le-Street, Washington, Birtley, Boldon, Castletown, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Ryhope, Seaham and Whitburn gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the area with 72 pages at an enlarged scale of 4.5 inches to 1 mile, and four pages of ultra-large coverage of central Sunderland at 7 inches to 1 mile. The maps are prepared to the same specification as all titles in the Philip's street atlas series.The contents include a route-planner: four pages of detailed Navigator(r) mapping giving an overview of the whole area covered by the atlas and marking all major and minor roads; a two-page guide to the top visitor attractions, and an index of street names and postcodes.The maps show every named road, street and lane, with visitor attractions clearly marked, and one-way streets, pedestrian areas and through-routes all highlighted. Schools, colleges, hospitals, police stations, post offices, car parks, sports centres and local government offices are all featured.Pocket sized, and wire stitched so that it opens out flat, the atlas is ideally suited for both business and leisure use, whether by locals or visitors.





Price: £4.25

Publication: 23 May 2007

Philip's Street Atlas Sunderland (City Street Atlases)   Philip's Street Atlas Sunderland (City Street Atlases)


Sunderland books: Biographies

Meet Me in the Roker End: A Revealing Look at Sunderland's Footballing History
Meet Me in the Roker End: A Revealing Look at Sunderland's Footballing History

Writers Martin Howey and David Bond offer a special insight in to the history of Sunderland AFC in "Meet Me in the Roker End", revealing many stories from the past including the long-serving captain who thought his manager was a schizophrenic, another Roker skipper who spent 25 years working offshore and yet another famous leader whose manager ordered him to work as a builder. Then there are the tales of the England international who spent the night at Joan Collins' house, the star inside-forward who used Mickey Spillane novels as shinpads, the big-time buy whose afternoons were spent playing one-a-side with the legendary Bill Shankly and the all-time-great who turned out to be dab hand with the feather duster. There are also the yarns of the prolific goal scorer who was robbed of an international cap and goal by an FA ruling, the all-time-great who was portrayed on a postage stamp, the wing-half who sparked a diplomatic incident by signing his name as "Eggs and Bread", the FA Cup winner who was an expert tap dancer and the winger who studied poultry-keeping. Read all these fascinating stories and many more about other Sunderland heroes in "Meet Me in the Roker End".

Price: £14.75

Publication: October 2004

Meet Me in the Roker End: A Revealing Look at Sunderland's Footballing History   Meet Me in the Roker End: A Revealing Look at Sunderland's Footballing History


Sunderland books: General Interest

Durham and Sunderland, Chester-le-Street and Peterlee (Explorer OL S.)
Durham and Sunderland, Chester-le-Street and Peterlee (Explorer OL S.)

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The main advantages of this map are the geographical design of the sheetlines to capture the best local coverage, and the coverage of a larger area for value for money. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Price: £13.26

Publication: October 1, 2004

Durham and Sunderland, Chester-le-Street and Peterlee (Explorer OL S.)   Durham and Sunderland, Chester-le-Street and Peterlee (Explorer OL S.)


Newcastle Upon Tyne, Durham and Sunderland (OS Landranger Map Series)
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Durham and Sunderland (OS Landranger Map Series)

Perfect for day trips and short breaks, the OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps. Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales.

Price: £5.24

Publication: 31 Oct 2007

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Durham and Sunderland (OS Landranger Map Series)   Newcastle Upon Tyne, Durham and Sunderland (OS Landranger Map Series)


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