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  • Published: 1 April 2005
  • ISBN: 9780091900694
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99
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Journey To The Sea



A collection of new travel writing and short stories on the theme of the sea from some of Britain's finest writers

Whether it is memories of childhood holidays or exotic fantasies of faraway places, a sea and its coast forms the most evocative of landscapes. Combining elements of romance, danger and mystery, it provides the perfect inspiration for this unique collection. The finest writers from our water-bound nation, including Alexander McCall Smith, Ruth Rendell, Joanne Harris, Joseph O'Connor and Libby Purvis, give us their accounts of adventures and chance encounters, short stories and non-fiction pieces representing the many facets of the sea's power that will haunt and inspire. The collection also includes gripping accounts of real-life adventures on the ocean from such experienced sailors as Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Alan West and Tracy Edwards.

A literary tribute to the last earthly frontier - the ocean.

  • Published: 1 April 2005
  • ISBN: 9780091900694
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the authors

Hugo Tagholm

Hug Tagholm is Programme Director for PiggyBankKids. Hugo has worked in public relations and events management with a wide range of organisations, including the National Gallery, the Art Fund and the BBC. He lives in Camden Town and spends most of his spare time wakeboarding or chasing waves along the north Devon coast.

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown is President of the charity PiggyBankKids and Patron of a number of charities including Women's Aid, Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres and SHINE Education Trust. She is also the Global Patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, a member of the Global Campaign for Education's High Level Panel and an international speaker on maternal health, and women's issues. She and Gordon have two boys, John and Fraser, and she tweets at www.twitter.com/SarahBrownUK.

Gil McNeil

Sarah Brown, wife of Gordon Brown, is President of the charity PiggyBankKids, which she founded in 2002. PiggyBankKids has launched the Jennifer Brown Research Fund to seek solutions to pregnancy difficulties and help save newborn lives, and supports a wide range of charitable projects which create opportunities for children and young people. Sarah and Gordon live in Fife and London with their sons.

Gil McNeil is Publishing Director for PiggyBankKids and has worked in advertising, the film business and publishing. She is the bestselling author of The Only Boy for Me, Stand by your Man, In the Wee Small Hours and Divas Don't Knit. She lives in Canterbury with her son.

Hugo Tagholm is Programme Director for PiggyBankKids. Hugo has worked in public relations and events management with a wide range of organisations, including the National Gallery, the Art Fund and the BBC. He lives in Camden Town and spends most of his spare time wakeboarding or chasing waves along the north Devon coast.

Praise for Journey To The Sea

Journey To The Sea is a delight

Good Housekeeping

The collection is a joy to read...A great read for sea-thirsty travellers

EasyJet Magazine

Don't just buy this as an act of charity - it's a great read

Daily Mirror

A whole range of emotions are evoked as you read and are led to contemplate your own memories of the sea

Manx Independent

Before you yawn "Not another celebrity author anthology" let us assure you this one is definitely worth a second glance ... it works on many levels, exploring relationships with the sea as well as covering a range of writing styles that manage to both please and challenge in the most rewarding way

Glamour

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