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News about Robert Westall

News about Robert Westall books

American publisher Valancourt Books ( have recently published three volumes of Robert Westall’s supernatural stories, marketed for adults. They are:

Antique Dust:  Ghost Stories - Buy on Amazon
The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral - Buy on Amazon
Spectral Shadows which comprises three novellas: Blackham’s Wimpy, The Wheatstone Pond, Yaxley’s Cat - Buy on Amazon

A new edition of The Machine Gunners has also been published in 2016 by The Collector’s Library (

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Robert Westall Trail

A year after Robert Westall's death in 1993 North Tyneside Libraries, under the auspices of North Tyneside Council, decided to inaugurate The Robert Westall Trail, to commemorate him and his books. Many of his stories have local settings and capture vividly the atmosphere, voices and landmarks of Tyneside. The Westall Trail highlights many major landmarks and visits some of the locations found in the books. The Trail starts at 7, Vicarage Street, North Shields at the unpretentious house where Robert was born in 1929 and upon which North Tyneside Council have put up a blue plaque.

Below is the original Robert Westall trail map. Click on the map to see an enlarged version. You can then save the enlarged version and print out your own copy.

Further information:

North Tyneside Council Walks