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Coasting (Paperback)
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Coasting (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 24/05/2018
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`A valuable book and a necessary one. One of the funniest and cleverest voyages on record.' Christopher Hitchens, New Statesman

`The finest writer afloat since Conrad.' Geoffrey Moorhouse, The Guardian

`Unfailingly witty and entertaining.' Salman Rushdie

Coasting round Britain single-handed in an antique two-masted sailing boat, Jonathan Raban conducts a masterly exploration of England and the English at the time of Margaret Thatcher and the Falklands War. He moves seamlessly between awkward memories of childhood as the son of a vicar, a vivid chronicle of the shape-shifting sea and incisive descriptions of the people and communities he encounters. As he faces his terror of racing water, eddies, offshore sandbars and ferries on a collision course, so he navigates the complex and turbulent waters of his own middle age. Coasting is a fearless attempt to discover the meaning of belonging and of his English homeland.

Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781780601380
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 320 g

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