Available from 14 November 2015. Book Price £12.99 plus p&p (Royal Mail Signed For service).
This Journal covers a year in the author’s life, after he decided to leave his job and branch out. He describes various findings made during some of his regular coastal bird surveys in Northeast England, from the river Tyne northwards into East Lothian and to The Netherlands on a fulmar workshop. The mouth of the Tyne and local fish quay feature highly; day-to-day conversations with fishermen, lifeboat men and other river folk are described. The author goes about fund-raising activities for Tynemouth lifeboat station and begins as a volunteer driver at St Oswald’s Hospice (Gosforth). Summer brings additional bird observations with monitoring of the nesting Tyne kittiwakes and local fulmars. The book’s pages are flavoured by passing ships and the comings and goings of the fishing fleet at North Shields fish quay … and its gulls.
268 pages of text (110,000 words)
56 pages of 103 colour photos in three sections
page size 153 x 234 mm portrait format
front cover painting by Emma Holliday
illustrations by Linda K Charlton
graphic design by Raspberry Creative Type
ISBN number 978-0-9930205-1-3
50 pence from the sale of each book will be donated to St Oswald’s Hospice (Gosforth)
Book launch at the Old Low Light, North Shields fish quay, 14 November 2015