Sea Changes

Sea Changes

The debut novel from

Derek Turner

A catastrophe on a quiet coast, and suddenly 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 threatens to overthrow England forever.

New edition available from January 2014

What readers say…

“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, Senior Books Editor of Chronicles, and former Books Editor of National Review

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

“Magisterial…timeless”

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

Radix/Washington Summit Publishers, 2012, paperback, 456 pages, ISBN-10: 1593680023, ISBN-13: 978-1593680022

Available from

Amazon, the publishers, or various resellers

3 Responses to Sea Changes

  1. Justin Homan Martin says:

    Derek — My very sincere congratulations upon the publication of your first novel. TQR contains some very interesting articles! Traditional Conservatism, by today’s standards, is considered radical(!) but, as you correctly observe, the “looney” left is now placed at centre stage. Sterling qualities inherent in the British national character would always inhibit the development of any form of radicalization.

  2. Derek Turner says:

    Thank you! You’re very kind. I think you’re right about the “sterling qualities” that inhibit insanity in England, but although most English people do retain sound instincts a minority does not, and they are organised and active, while the majority is not. But there are grounds for hope, I think

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