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Salt On Your Tongue: Women and the Sea

by Charlotte Runcie

Paperback £9.99
Published 30th January 2020, 384 pages
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‘An ode to the ocean, and the generations of women drawn to the waves or left waiting on the shore’ Guardian

In Salt On Your Tongue , Charlotte Runcie explores what the sea means to us, and particularly what it has meant to women through the ages. In mesmerising prose, she explores how the sea has inspired, fascinated and terrified us, and how she herself fell in love with the deep blue.

This book is a walk on the beach with Turner, with Shakespeare, with the Romantic Poets and shanty-singers. It’s an ode to our oceans - to the sailors who brave their treacherous waters, to the women who lost their loved ones to the waves, to the creatures that dwell in their depths, to beachcombers, swimmers, seabirds and mermaids. Navigating through ancient Greek myths, poetry, shipwrecks and Scottish folktales, Salt On Your Tongue is about how the wild untameable waves can help us understand what it means to be human.

Details

Salt On Your Tongue: Women and the Sea
by Charlotte Runcie

ISBN
9781786891211

Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Jan. 30, 2020

Dimensions
19.8cm x 12.9cm x 2.3cm

Page count
384 pages