One Summer's Grace
A Family Voyage Round Britain
By (author) Libby Purves
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One Summer's Grace by Libby Purves
Book DescriptionIn the summer of 1988, Libby Purves set sail with her family on a voyage round the entire coastline of Britain, from the soft, sandy South-East, to the wilder shores of Orkney. They travelled in the wake of their literary-nautical forebears aboard their modern-built gaffer, Grace O'Malley, with their children, Nicholas (five) and Rose (three). As conscious of curious anecdote and tragic folklore as she is of contemporary injustice and familial tension, Libby Purves evokes a fresh, rich and fascinating portrait of people and places.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340707852
(198mm x 128mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 2-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Libby Purves
Mischief Among the Penguins, Paperback (December 2015)
Mischief among the Penguins is H.W. Tilman's 1961 book about his voyage to the Southern Ocean islands of Crozet and Kerguelen. It bears testament to his ocean navigation skills and seamanship. The accounts of the island anchorages, their snow-covered heights, geology and the flora and fauna pay tribute to the interests and ingenuity of his crew.
Conference at Cold Comfort Farm, Paperback (August 2011)
Robert Poste's child is back at Cold Comfort Farm. But all is not well. Flora finds the farm transformed into a twee haven filled with Toby jugs and peasant pottery, and rooms labeled'Quiete Retreate' and 'Greate laundrie'. It is, Flora winces, 'exactly like being locked in the Victoria and Albert Museum after closing time'.
Do You Think You're Clever?, Paperback (June 2010)
The brilliant offbeat guide to tackling Oxbridge's infamously challenging interview questions
Shadow Child, Paperback (March 2010)» View all books by Libby Purves
A powerful novel from Radio 4 presenter and Times columnist Libby Purves, inspired by the loss of her own son
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Author Biography - Libby Purves
Libby Purves is a writer and also a broadcaster who has presented the talk programme Midweek on Radio 4 since 1984 and formerly presented Today. She is a main columnist on the Times and in 1999 was named the Granada "What the Papers Say" Columnist of the Year, and awarded a O.B.E for services to journalism. She lives in Suffolk with her husband the broadcaster and writer Paul Heiney.
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