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  • Published: 18 September 2006
  • ISBN: 9780143006374
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $24.99

The Penguin Book of the Beach


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The average Australian has conducted a lifelong love affair with the beach and the ocean shores, bays, dunes, lagoons and rivers of the coast. Until now, however, no one has attempted to match the ancient sensual and artistic preoccupation with the sea to the intuitive appreciation of the coast felt by modern beachgoers. In this illustrious international selection, Robert Drewe has drawn together twenty-five of the finest contemporary writers whose stories represent the most stimulating, startling, humorous and deeply moving writing about the beach.

  • Pub date: 18 September 2006
  • ISBN: 9780143006374
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Robert Drewe

Robert Drewe is the author of seven novels, four books of short stories, two memoirs, six other works of non-fiction and two plays. His work has been widely translated, and adapted for film, television, theatre and radio.

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