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"A fine book… Transparent, undeceived prose" (Kate Kellaway Guardian)
"Compelling … well-contextualised, sharply-observed, clued up, environmentally aware and deeply researched" (Independent)
"With clarity and candour, in the natural voice of a modern storyteller, she tells what she sees at the intersection of herself and whatever is delivered to her by the tide" (The Times)
"Sprackland has a wonderfully curious eye" (Financial Times)
"Simply gorgeous ... One of the finest piece of writing, nature or otherwise, to emerge this year" (Big Issue)
Featured on Radio 4 Book of the Week in 2012. This is the ultimate beachcomber's book from a prize-winning poet and natural storyteller. Think Robert Macfarlane and Roger Deakin.See all Product Description
This book exceeded my expectations in so many ways. Fascinating facts and snippets of history interspersed with philosophical reflections, but all delivered in an easy to read,... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Mahogany
A very contemplative, appealing book using the seasons as a backdrop for musings about walks on Ainsdale beach and things that wash up there. Read morePublished 2 months ago by B.H.
One of the best reads ever, a book to consume. Her use of language is superb and her research massive, but she has used it as gentle information and reminder of how the planet is... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mrs. Gillian E. Evans
This book is real gem and real poetry as tthe authors explores ostensibly a rather non descript piece of English coast line. Read morePublished 6 months ago by mynott t
Beautifully written. What a great way of exploring place, through the random findings on a beach. Fantastic book.Published 8 months ago by pumpkinking
Marvellous in every way. I didn't want it to end. Beautiful writing, fascinating digressions. Just wonderful :-)Published 9 months ago by Bookworm