Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach

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A series of meditations prompted by walking on the wild estuarial beaches of Ainsdale Sands between Blackpool and Liverpool, ‘Strands’ is about what is lost and buried then discovered, about all the things you find on a beach, dead or alive, about flotsam and jetsam, about mutability and transformation.

ISBN: 9780099532439 Author: Sprackland, Jean Publisher: Vintage, Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 6th June 2013 Imprint: Vintage Cover: Paperback Dewey: 914.276 (edition:23) Pages: xiii, 237 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

Strands describes a year’s worth of walking on the ultimate beach: inter-tidal and constantly turning up revelations: mermaid’s purses, lugworms, sea potatoes, messages in bottles, buried cars, beached whales and a perfect cup from a Cunard liner.

This is a series of meditations prompted by walking on the wild estuarial beaches of Ainsdale Sands between Blackpool and Liverpool, Strands is about what is lost and buried then discovered, about all the things you find on a beach, dead or alive, about flotsam and jetsam, about mutability and transformation – about sea-change.

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