Sea Changes


A catastrophe on a quiet coast, and overnight England is drowning in guilt, suspicion, hypocrisy, and racial recriminations. As politicians and journalists jockey for position, an unlucky Iraqi immigrant and a plain-speaking English farmer are swept up in world-breaking weather which may overthrow England forever.


“Sea Changes is an often lyrical and well-judged antidote to the PC hustlers who salve their own bad consciences by making normal people feel uncomfortable in their skins – the perfect corrective to a national neurosis”

Taki Theodoracopulos, columnist for The Spectator

“A courageous, compassionate and compelling literary treatment of one of the 21st century’s most sensitive, important and rarely-discussed subjects – mass immigration and its often troubling consequences”

Sir Richard Body, author and former Conservative MP

“It has been a long while since I read a contemporary novel with so much pleasure, involvement, attention, anticipation, at times delight, always interest, and in many places sheer admiration…His mordant tale is enough to make the reader ashamed of  having enjoyed this book so much”

Chilton Williamson, novelist, former Editor of Chronicles and Books Editor of National Review

Sea Changes is one of those rare examples of a novel of ideas that is also a good read. It is in turn funny and sad, and always profound.”

Sean Gabb, writer and novelist

“In Sea Changes we have a work whose breed is increasingly endangered, and so increasingly precious: Mr. Turner can see the beauty in mankind, despite our violent attempts to make ourselves ugly and unlovable…For those who are curious what romance future generations will look back at this century and pine for – what will trigger their ‘Golden Age Thinking’ – Sea Changes is an early and rare starting-point. I cannot recommend it enough”

Michael W. Davis, The Imaginative Conservative

“Well written, meticulously researched and thought out, Sea Changes, Derek Turner’s first novel, succeeds mightily in bringing to life the prototypical players in the Western tragedy that is mass migration”

Ilana Mercer, author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa, and columnist for World Net Daily and Russia Today

“Turner’s remarkable ability as a prose stylist emerges throughout the course of Sea Changes…discerning taste and sombre perspectives…acute wit and penetrating sensibility”

Jonathan Paquette, The University Bookman

“A compelling, hypnotic and even fear-inducing story…enchanting, brilliant descriptions of rural England and old places…Sea Changes is not a comfortable book – but we ignore its message at our peril”

Stuart Millson, Institute of Journalists’ Journal

“At last! A novel that reflects the world we actually live in. Sea Changes shines a bright light on the self-appointed elite who dominate Western governments and media and who, in their self-righteousness, are destroying the free, tolerant, prosperous civilization their ancestors fought long and hard to establish”

Jillian Becker, author of The Keep, the Pushcart Prize story The Stench, and Editor-in Chief of The Atheist Conservative

“Sea Changes is the story of one incident imagined, but all too believable in the slow suicide of the English nation”

John Derbyshire, author and former Contributing Editor at the National Review

“Displays the brilliant, biting irony that characterizes Stendhal’s best satire. Turner’s rendering of today’s dominant public rhetoric has the right tone even as he deconstructs it. He is the political novelist we need”

Catharine Savage Brosman, poet and poetry editor for Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture

“Highly imaginative…unfailingly convincing…brimming with highly original, layered and poetic imagery”

Edward Dutton, Quarterly Review


Andy Nowicki, author of The Columbine Pilgrim and Under the Nihil

WSP, 2012, paperback, 456 pages, ISBN-10: 1593680023, ISBN-13: 978-1593680022

Available in Kindle format here

Available in hard copy from Amazon or various resellers



5 Comments Sea Changes

  1. Perry

    The kindle link for “Sea Changes” does not work. Amazon has banned it? Is there an alternative ebook available?

    1. derek

      I’m not sure there ever was a Kindle version (I don’t use Kindle myself, so never noticed!). I’d imagine there are some second-hand hard copies available, if that’s any good. The book is out of print. I’m sorry; I realise this isn’t very helpful. Good luck finding a copy.

    1. derek

      Thanks, Tom. It is available in Kindle. I just checked the Amazon listing; because I don’t use Kindle myself, it had never occurred to me! I hope you like the book


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