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  • Published: 15 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409034780
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

Beside the Seaside

A Celebration of the Place We Like to Be




A compendium of facts, fables, history and legends about the British seaside

Can you remember why the sea is salty?
How does the moon affect the tide?
Where were Britain's most notorious places for smugglers?
And what was the mystery of St Michael's Mount?

There are almost as many stories about the sea as there are pebbles on the beach. Beside the Seaside is a book for anyone who has been captivated by the crash of waves on sand, thrilled by the exploits of pirates or delighted in an ice cream at the end of the pier.

Answering such questions as what to look for in rock pools, which are the best knots and how to avoid being cursed by a mermaid, Beside the Seaside is bursting with facts, fables, history and mystery about Britain's seaside and coast.

  • Published: 15 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409034780
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the author

Jane Struthers

Jane Struthers is the author of over twenty books, including Red Sky at Night: The Book of Lost Countryside Wisdom, Beside the Seaside and Literary Britain and Ireland. She shares her 17th-century cotttage and garden in East Sussex with her husband and two cats.

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Nautical but nice

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