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Sea Fever: A British Maritime Miscellany by Meg Clothier and Chris Clothier -
Sea Fever: A British Maritime Miscellany by Meg Clothier and Chris Clothier -
Sea Fever - A British Maritime Miscellany by Meg Clothier and Chris Clothier
Sea Fever: A British Maritime Miscellany by Meg Clothier and Chris Clothier

Sea Fever: A British Maritime Miscellany by Meg Clothier and Chris Clothier

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Everything you need to know about the sea and shore, from high tides to half-hitches. We are an island nation, surrounded on all sides by waters which provide us with everything from food to fun. But when it comes to really understanding the ins and outs, we sometimes find ourselves ... less than shipshape.


Luckily, Sea Fever is here to help: stacked to the gunnels with interesting facts, practical advice and esoteric seaside lore, once you've read it, you'll never feel like a landlubber again.

So, dive on in to uncover the secrets of dead reckoning, the dark arts of crabbing and the charms of the morning star. Batten down the hatches and learn how to right a capsized boatgut a fish or escape from quicksand. Or simply allow yourself to drift through maritime myth and legend, shuddering at krakens, swooning over selkies and revelling in the wheel's kick and the wind's song.

This book will answer questions such as 'How do you tie a half hitch knot?' and 'what did 18th Century doctors use sea water as a cure for?' and many, many more!  Sea what new facts you can learn.

  • Hardback
  • 320 pages
  •  English

Meg Clothier has sailed from England to Alaska, worked as a journalist in London and Moscow, published two historical novels and run a London park café. She now lives, writes and grows vegetables on the Quantock Hills, but likes nothing better than getting cold, wet and hungry at the seaside, because then she can get warm and dry, drink gin and play Risk.

Chris Clothier has sailed single-handed from Scotland to Norway, found himself upside down in a yacht in the Southern Ocean and won countless dinghy races using all the deviousness he fails to bring to the Risk board. Nowadays, he lives in London where he keeps a weather eye on other people's money - when he's not daydreaming about kitesurfing for breakfast and barbecued mackerel for tea.

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