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  • Published: 22 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9781926428284
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 124
  • RRP: $29.95
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Land's Edge: A Coastal Memoir




Complemented by the breathtaking photographs of Narelle Autio, Tim Winton's Land's Edge is a celebration of the coastal life and those who surrender themselves to it.

Complemented by the breathtaking photographs of Narelle Autio, Tim Winton's Land's Edge is a celebration of the coastal life and those who surrender themselves to it.

On childhood holidays to the beach, the sun and surf kept Tim Winton outside in the mornings, in the water; the wind would drive him indoors in the afternoons, to books and reading. This ebb and flow of the day became a way of life.

In this beautifully delicate memoir, Winton writes about his obsession with what happens where the water meets the shore – about diving, dunes, beachcombing – and the sense of being on the precarious, wondrous edge of things that haunts his novels.

'In this record of a life-long love affair with the sea, Tim Winton's prose ripples, shimmers and surges with awe and respect for how the ocean has not only sustained him physically and emotionally but determined the very rhythms of his life.' Fiona Capp, The Age

'Winton's homage to the ocean and his childhood ... A book to return to again and again.' Matt Condon, Sun Herald

'A love letter to the beach, an enchanting celebration of life on the edge.' Sydney Morning Herald

  • Pub date: 22 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9781926428284
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 124
  • RRP: $29.95

About the Author

Tim Winton

Tim Winton has published twenty-nine books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). He lives in Western Australia.

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Praise for Land's Edge: A Coastal Memoir

“Winton's writing is as poetic and insightful as ever and possesses a uniquely Australian rhythm.”

Men's Style

“A great gift for Winton fans new and old.”

Bookseller and Publisher

“A handsome little hardback with some strikingly beautiful seascape photography by Narelle Autio ... Highly recommended.”

Canberra Times

“Fans of Tim Winton's work will take great pleasure in discovering or rediscovering [Land's Edge] ... As lulling, low-key and meandering as a day at the beach.”

Courier-Mail

“No one captures the beach like Tim Winton ... A candid look at his childhood and how his love of the ocean has shaped his life.”

Sunday Age

“Classic Winton - a must-read for the sea-lover, or just anyone nostalgic for a salt-encrusted youth.”

Weekly Times

“Will delight Australians who have grown up with the nation's beaches as the stage for many of their defining moments ... Winton's writing is powerful and evocative.”

Weekly Review

“A perfect little book, a gem of memory.”

Weekend West


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