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This blog began as a site dedicated to film criticism – hence the web address draperonfilm.com – however, as my interests have developed and metamorphosed since its birth in 2014, it has begun addressing historical, political and local matters in addition to cinematic material. I have spent a lot of time working on the history of Tyneside and North East England, focusing on its people, institutions and works of film and television (see the Toon on Television series). I have looked at political figures such as Joseph Cowen and T. Dan Smith, as well as commenting on the development of popular Geordie identity throughout history. In recent weeks, writing fiction has become the new challenge that I have imposed on myself. Please subscribe to the blog if you wish to read more!
All posts by Tom Draper. Graduate of Longbenton Community College, University of Warwick (BA) and Durham University (MA).