A book celebrating the history of North Shields will launch this month, featuring a special event with the author.

‘From Shiels to Shields’, written by Danny Lawrence and published by Carnegie, focuses on the history of North Shields and the way the entire area has developed over time.

Taking place from 2.30pm to 4pm on Monday 21 November, Danny will be joined by the Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn, to launch the book at The Exchange, in North Shields.

Copies of the book will be available for £18.99 during the event and there will be opportunities to have it signed by the author.

The launch is by invite only, but will be followed by a public ‘Meet the Author’ event the following evening.

Danny, who was born and raised in North Shields, will be taking part in the ‘Meet the Author’ and book signing event at North Shields Customer First Centre on Tuesday 22 November.

He will be discussing the inspiration behind his writing of the book, as well as his own experiences of growing up in North Shields.

The event will run from 6.30pm to 8pm. Booking is essential and refreshments will be available during the event.

For more information on the book’s launch or the Meet the Author event, contact any North Tyneside library.