Tyneside verses from river and coast

by Daniel M Turner

Available from 2 December 2018. Recommended Retail Price £9.99


This book is based around the life of the author. It provides stories and background, in poetic form, from his young days at home on Tyneside (Northeast England), exploring the coastline just down the road from where he lived. There are also poems based on other periods of his life here and his parents feature well. A lifelong association with the River Tyne and North Shields fish quay has fed his mind and activities. Friendships have developed with many of the local characters to be found here. Some of their own stories have been investigated and recorded in other books written by the author whose fascination with such things continues. Developing a keen interest in natural history, particularly ornithology, this has persisted and grown to increase the author’s knowledge. Many of the birds he observes regularly are coastal and riverine. His life has not always run smoothly, and some of his words investigate such matters.

Book features


56 pages in full colour;

34 colour photographs, eight black and white photographs and two paintings;

page size 210 x 210 mm square format;

ISBN number 978-0-9930205-3-7;

graphic design by Catwitch Creative;

one pound from each sale will be donated to Mind, the mental health charity.

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Where to find the book - Current outlets (14 January 2024)


  for sale at:

    Keel Row Books (93-97 Park View, Whitley Bay),

    Meander Gifts (266-268 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay),

    Morpeth Chantry (Northumberland);

    Newbiggin Maritime Centre (Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland),

    Nile Street Post Office (North Shields),

    Old Low Light Heritage Centre (North Shields fish quay),

    Priory News (Newsagent, 27-31 Percy Park Road, Tynemouth), 

    The Bound (Park, View, Whitley Bay);

    The Word (South Shields Library);

    Tower House Gallery (Seaton Sluice, Northumberland);

    Waterstones can order a copy of the book for you;


  there is a lending copy available in some North Tyneside libraries.

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