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The Frayed Atlantic Edge
A Historian’s Journey from Shetland to the Channel
by David Gange
- Places: Ness, Western Isles, Scotland, Britain
- Language: english
- ISBN: 9780008225117 (0008225117)
- Awards: The Wainwright Prize for UK Nature Writing Nominee for Shortlist (2020), The Highland Book Prize (2019)
- Author: David Gange
- Genres: travel, nature, history, scotland, ireland
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Format: hardcover, 388 pages
- Release date: July 11, 2019
About The Book
An original snapshot of the beauty of the British Isles, as captured by a brand new voice in nature and travel writing.
After two decades exploring the Western coast and mountains of the British Isles, the historian and nature writer David Gange set out to travel the seaboard in the course of a year. This coastline spans just eight-hundred miles as the crow flies, but the complex folds of its firths and headlands stretch more than ten-thousand. Even those who circumnavigate Britain by kayak tend to follow the shortest route; the purpose of this journey was to discover these coastlines by seeking out the longest.
Travelling by kayak, on foot and at the end of a rope, Gange encounters wildcats, basking sharks and vast colonies of seabirds, as well as rich and diverse coastal communities. Spending nights in sight of the sea, outdoors and without a tent, the journey crosses hundreds of peaks and millions of waves. With an eye attuned both to nature and the traces of the past, Gange evokes living worlds and lost worlds on the tattered edges of Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England.
Written with literary finesse in an immersive style, and informed by history, this new talent in nature writing takes us on a whirlwind trip over the course of twelve months, each chapter serving as a love letter to a different region of the British coastline.
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