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Coastlines by Patrick Barkham

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.

From the author of 'The Butterfly Isles' and 'Badgerlands' comes this superb new book. Here is a link to just one of the great reviews it's been getting.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/09/coastlines-the-story-of-our-shore-patrick-barkham-review

Join us for an evening in the shop with Patrick giving an illustrated talk about the book and get your signed copies.

6.30. Free.