Novel brings modern twist to Grace Darling

Geoff Sutton, author of The Sea Flies Over.
Geoff Sutton, author of The Sea Flies Over.

A new novel has been released based on the Northumberland coast, bringing a modern take on the Grace Darling legend.

The Sea Flies Over is written by Geoff Sutton, a Londoner who visited Northumberland and the Farne Islands and fell in love with the area.

He was captivated by the rugged beauty and staggering wildlife combined with the awesome heroism of local legend Grace Darling, whose story still captivates people 200 years on.

At the core of the story are the beautiful coast and features of Northumberland. The action takes place on the nature reserve of the Farne Islands and the working port of Seahouses gets a starring role with the famous old pubs and kipper manufacturers Swallowfish featured.

The heroine Jenni Locke discovers the wonderful scenery of Bamburgh, Holy Island, Alnwick, the ancient castles of Dunstanburgh and the incredible crab sandwiches at Low Newton by the Sea.

Jenni is leaving sadness behind to head to the remote Farne Islands to fulfil her father’s dream and escape a broken heart.

Geoff Sutton is a former journalist and digital leader.

The Sea Flies Over is his second novel, the first Night Artist brought to life the urban adventures of a graffiti artist in Hackney, available on Amazon Kindle for £2.10.