Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach

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An insightful and lyrical account of a year on one beach—part natural history, part meditation, part travelogue

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 printed mug 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. It 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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Jean Sprackland's first collection of poetry, Tattoos for Mothers Day, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize. Her second collection, Hard Water, was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award. Her third collection, Tilt, won the Costa Poetry Award.

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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 *

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