Published by The Pentland Press in 2000, this hardback first edition is in a good, used condition overall and has been signed by the author in black ink on the first endpaper. The dustjacket is unpriceclipped but there are a few spots on the inside and it is a little rubbed along the top edge. The brown cloth boards are gilt-stamped on the spine. Illustrated throughout with black and white pictures, maps and illustrations, the text block appears to be clean and free from annotations, although again there are a few spots on the edge of the block. 'Micelee' is a social history centred around the small Northumbrian village of Mickley. It studies its progression through nearly a thousand years. We learn of its people and their families, the development of farming, mining and the coming of the railway to the area, education, religion, domestic routine and many other topics. All serve to paint a vivid portrait of times gone by. Peppered with the author's tongue-in-cheek humour and his wry reflections on the state of mankind then and now, not to mention his illustrations and wonderful photographs, Micelee makes a truly captivating study into this delightful part of the North East.