The Story of Our Shore

Patrick Barkham author


Publisher:Granta Books

Published:8th Oct '15


Available for immediate dispatch.

Coastlines cover

From one of the most engaging and widely admired of the new generation of nature writers, here is a portrait of the British coastline from the Giant's Causeway to Land's End

Told through a series of walks beside the sea, this is a story of the most beautiful 742 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: their rocks, plants and animals, their views, walks and history, and the people who have made their lives within sight of the waves. As he travels along coastal paths, visits beaches and explores coves, Barkham reflects on the long campaign to protect our shoreline from tidal erosion and human damage and weaves together fascinating tales about every aspect of the coast - from ancient conquests and smuggler's routes, to exotic migratory birds and bucket-and-spade holidays - to tell a more profound story about our island nation and the way we are shaped by our shores.

  • Long-listed for The Wainwright Golden Beer Prize 2016 (UK)

ISBN: 9781847088994

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 22mm

Weight: 307g

368 pages