One Summer's Grace by Libby Purves
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One Summer's Grace
By Libby Purves

One Summer's Grace

A Family Voyage Round Britain

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One Summer's Grace by Libby Purves

Book Description

In 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 Details

ISBN: 9780340707852
ISBN-10: 0340707852
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 19mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 2-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Mischief Among the Penguins by 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 by Libby Purves 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? by Libby Purves Do You Think You're Clever?, Paperback (June 2010)

The brilliant offbeat guide to tackling Oxbridge's infamously challenging interview questions

Shadow Child by Libby Purves Shadow Child, Paperback (March 2010)

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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