↠ Free Download ↠ CoastlinesBy Patrick Barkham ↠ flash fiction – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Coastlines Told through a series of walks beside the sea, this is a story of the most beautiful 742 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland their rocks, plants and animals, their views, walks and history, and the people who have made their lives within sight of the waves As he travels along coastal paths, visits beaches and explores coves, Barkham reflects on the long campaign to protect our shoreline from tidal erosion and human damage and weaves together fascinating tales about every aspect of the coast from ancient conquests and smuggler s routes, to exotic migratory birds and bucket and spade holidays to tell a profound story about our island nation and the way we are shaped by our shores. Free Read [ Coastlines ] by [ Patrick Barkham ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. A great mixture of travel, nature and cultural writing, with some personal memoir thrown into the mix This seems to be an increasingly popular genre and one I enjoy.Enterprise Neptune is a campaign set up by the National Trust in 1965 to buy and save the coastline of England, Wales and Northern Ireland from overdevelopment etc Over 700 miles of coastline is now under NT protection meaning that private beach signs are a rare sight, and much is accessible to the general public Barkham tal A great mixture of travel, nature and cult...

  2. In 1965 The National Trust launched Operation Neptune, with the sole intention of acquiring as much coast line as possible to save it for the nation It was a success, and they now have 742 miles of coast all over England, Wales and Northern Ireland This land is to be held for the nation in perpetuity In this book Barkham travels to a number of locations that he has collectively grouped under a variety of coastal themes.Starting with childhood, the places he has chosen to visit and walk round In 1965 The National Trust launched Operation Neptune, with the sole intention of acquiring as much coast line as possible to save it for the nation It was a success, and they now have 742 miles of coast all over England, Wales and Northern Ireland This land is to be held for the nation in perpetuity In this book Barkham travels to a number of locations that he has collectively grouped under a variety of coastal themes.Starting with childhood, the places he has chosen to visit and walk round all have some elements that are linked to the theme He returns to Scolt Head Island, a small island of the Norfolk coast, a place that he first came to as a child As he looks through rose tinted spectacles at his past and the way we all consider the beaches of our childhoods With other themes, such as Art, Faith, Work and War he zips back and forwards around the UK, going from Lyme Regis to Lindisfarne, Lands End to the Goodwin Sands and Giants Causeway t...

  3. In his third nature book, Guardian journalist Patrick Barkham blends science, history, and biography as he travels sections of the British coast protected through Enterprise Neptune, a National Trust campaign celebrating its 50th anniversary this year His structural approach is unconventional neither chronological nor geographical, but thematic In sections on childhood, war, work, art, and faith, he highlights the many practical and metaphorical roles the coast has played in the British story In his third nature book, Guardian journalist Patrick Barkham blends science, history, and biography as he travels sections of the British coast protected through Ente...

  4. Parts of this book were fascinating it is does show the British coast to be mesmerising but I did already know that It is always interesting to read about places I know it was lovely to read about Ronnie Blythe who I have met is very kind generous of spirit a John Clare man However, I am not sure that this should detract from the book, it did feel a little bit like an advert for the National Trust It was not long ago that I went to both the Farne Isles Lin Parts of this book were fascinating it is does show the British coast to be mesmerising but I did already know that It is always interesting to read about places I know it was lovely to read about Ronnie Blythe who I have met is very kind generous of spirit a John Clare man However, I am not sure that this should detract from the book, it did feel a little bit like an advert for the National Trust It was not long ago that I went to both the Farne Isles Lindisfarne Both stunningly beautiful places On Lindisfarne there was a man playing bagpipes which could be heard all over the Island He drove me mad slightly spoilt the experience for me Clearly this was for...

  5. Patrick Barkham writes for the Guardian, and his book combines science, history, and biography as he visits different parts of the British coast I had in the back of my mind that he was talking about many of the areas that are part of Enterprise Neptune, a National Trust campaign and it can seem a bit like that is the raison d etre of the book His approach is unusual not being geographical, but thematic There are sections on childhood, war, work, art, and faith, during which he explains the Patrick Barkham writes for the Guardian, and his book combines science, history, and biography as he visits different parts of the British coast I had in the back of my mind that he was talking about many of the areas that are part of Enterprise Neptune, a National Trust campaign and it can seem a bit like that is the raison d etre of the book His approach is unusual not being geographical, but thematic There are sections on childhood, war, work, art, and faith...

  6. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Operation Neptune, the National Trust campaign to preserve stretches of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Barkham s book is a blend of travel, science, history and personal anecdote arranged around various themes, such as war, religion, and family Pleasantly written, interesting to read, and covering familiar topics, it s the literary equivalent of sitting down in your favourite armchair to watch Countyfile on a Sunday evening, with a nice cup Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Operation Neptune, the National Trust campaign to preserve stretches of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Barkham s book is a blend of travel, science, history and personal anecdote arranged around various themes, such as war, religion, and family Pleasantly written, interesting to read, and covering familiar topics, it s the literary equivalent of sitting down in your favourite armchair to watch Countyfile on a Sunday evening, with...

  7. A pleasure to read carefully considered prose his thoughtfulness about this is shown in the improvement from Badgerlands in terms of construction and word choices Outstanding for its clear exposition of difficult issues, with respect and regard for all sides, but the moral integr...

  8. A clever book which tried to marry the history of the National Trust s coastline acquisition and the author s personal experience of some of the key areas Only at times does it feel like NT introverted history Mostly, the personal anecdotes and interpretations from visits couple...

  9. A journey around some of the many National Trust properties on the coastline of the U.K An engaging and thoughtful tour d horizon, encompassing history, politics, economics and environmentalism.

  10. Some very interesting facts but needed better illustrations, photos and maps then itd be a great coffeetable book