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...
The Naked Shore : Of the North Sea - Tom Blass
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