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The Draw of the Sea

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Beautifully written and truly unique, The Draw of the Sea is up there with the very best writing on nature and the great outdoors.

Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH).Set in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the book is split into 13 different chapters, or short stories told by the author about a different aspect of the sea and coastal life. Today, we’re going to show you how to draw an aquarium, so you can have your own under-the-sea adventure! And what it is like for those people who live their lives intimately connected with the sea’s ebb and flow? These portraits of people who are married to the ocean tell us much about ourselves but there is only one star in this book - the sea itself - magnificent, untamed, mysterious, often generous, sometimes deadly but always connecting us with distant shorelines and ultimately each other.

Wyl Menmuir has persuaded some of the great names of modern Cornwall, many of them very private people, to open their hearts and explain something of what draws them to the sea and keeps them engaged. In The Draw of the Sea, Wyl Menmuir investigates just that - the invisible force that pulls some of us to the coast, whether to simply gaze in awe at the vastness of the ocean or to fully immerse ourselves in its watery depths, to dive in, to swim, surf or sail. cm x 14 cm, the durable deep blue hardboard cover of the relatively chunky tome opens to around 300 good quality, matte finish pages, the 13 short ‘stories’ running from page 14 to 259. Wyl Menmuir’s The Draw of the Sea is a book about the fisherman, surfers, swimmers, beachcombers, conservationists, sailors and boatbuilders who make their living on the Cornish Coast. From beachcombing or wrecking, fishing, free diving, surfing, shell seekers, sailors, beach art, Menmuir tells the stories of the people that live in or near to the sea.It should however, come with a warning: it is impossible to read this book and not long for the sea! As unmissable as it is compelling, as profound as it is personal, this must-read book will delight anyone familiar with the intimate and powerful pull which the sea holds over us. The Draw of the Sea by Wyl Menmuir offers the reader glimpses into the lives of the people Menmuir has known as well as into what makes the sea (or any large body of water for that matter) so compelling.

The sea’s great indifference was a comfort in a way I can’t easily explain and it continues to play its part. It perfectly captured my own feelings about the sea, and will be a reading experience that remains with me for a long time.

By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. He tries new experiences, interviewing the people he meets, finding out what it is that draws them to the coast. But what is less common is the sea as told through the eyes of people who work with it, play in it; live their lives in the unassuming everyday of the coastal off-season, barely brushing shoulders with the tourists seeking out shots for the 'gram.

He knows this intimately – his house was constructed of Nigerian iroko wood that fell from a ship off Penzance. Wyl Menmuir explores the different ways in which people can be drawn to the sea, content to leave it a mystery why they are drawn – and perhaps the mystery is the point.

Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives. Based in Cornwall, Menmuir has many opportunities to explore the seashore and he weaves the results together into a bewitching, hypnotic and all-absorbing hymn to the waves, the shifting pebbles, the animals and plants that make their homes in the water.

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