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Description - The Naked Shore by Tom Blass

Saturnine and quick-tempered, the formidable North Sea is often overlooked - even by those living within a stone's throw of its steel-grey waters. But as playground, theatre of war and cultural crossing-point, it has shaped the world in myriad ways, forged villains and heroes, and determined the fates of nations. It's not all grim, though: the seaside holiday was born on North Sea beaches, and artists, poets and writers have been as equally inspired by glinting sun on the wave-tops as they have the drama of a winter storm. With a wry eye and a warm coat, Tom Blass travels the edges of the North Sea meeting fishermen, artists, bomb disposal experts, burgermeisters - and those who have found themselves flung to the sea's perimeters quite by chance. In doing so he attempts to piece together its manifold histories and to reveal truths, half-truths and fictions otherwise submerged...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781408815496
ISBN-10: 1408815494
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tom Blass

Tom Blass studied anthropology, law and politics, and has earned has living as a journalist and editor specialising in issues relating to business, law, human rights and foreign policy. He lives with his family in Hastings.

Books By Tom Blass

Naked Shore by Tom Blass
Paperback, January 2017
$18.97