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One Summer's Grace: A Family Voyage Round Britain

One Summer's Grace: A Family Voyage Round Britain

by LibbyPurves (Author)


In the summer of 1988, Libby Purves set sail with her family on a voyage round the entire coastline of Britain, from the soft, sandy South-East, to the wilder shores of Orkney. They travelled in the wake of their literary-nautical forebears aboard their modern-built gaffer, Grace O'Malley, with their children, Nicholas (five) and Rose (three). As conscious of curious anecdote and tragic folklore as she is of contemporary injustice and familial tension, Libby Purves evokes a fresh, rich and fascinating portrait of people and places.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Publisher: Coronet
Published: 02 Oct 1997

ISBN 10: 0340707852
ISBN 13: 9780340707852
Book Overview: A family voyage round Britain with new Introduction and Afterword

Media Reviews
A keen eye for the picaresque * Scotsman *
Lively and robustly honest * Sunday Express *
Author Bio
Libby Purves is a writer and also a broadcaster who has presented the talk programme Midweek on Radio 4 since 1984 and formerly presented Today. She is a main columnist on the Times and in 1999 was named the Granada What the Papers Say Columnist of the Year, and awarded a O.B.E for services to journalism. She lives in Suffolk with her husband the broadcaster and writer Paul Heiney.