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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

Reviews

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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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781926428284

    November 22, 2010

    Hamish Hamilton

    124 pages

    RRP $29.95

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  • Paperback

    9780143785972

    June 19, 2017

    Penguin

    112 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781742538068

    September 14, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    124 pages

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