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The Seaside: England's Love Affair

by Madeleine Bunting

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Published 4th May 2023
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“…a fascinating barometer of the state of the nation right now, in the wake of austerity, Brexit and Covid.” - Travis Elborough England’s seaside is made up of a striking variety of coastlines including cliffs, coves, pebbled shore, wide sandy beaches, salt marshes, and estuaries cutting deep inland. On these coastal edges England’s great holiday resorts grew up, developed in the early eighteenth century originally as spas for medicinal bathing but soon morphing into places of pleasure, entertainment, fantasy and adventure. Acclaimed writer Madeleine Bunting journeyed clockwise around England from Scarborough to Blackpool to understand the enduring appeal of seaside towns, and what has happened to the golden sands, cold seas and donkey rides of childhood memory. Taking in some forty resorts, staying in hotels, caravans and holiday camps, she swims from their beaches and talks to their residents to delve into their landscapes, histories and contemporary plight.

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The Seaside: England's Love Affair
by Madeleine Bunting

ISBN
9781783787173

Publisher
Granta Books

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
May 4, 2023

Dimensions
23.4cm x 15.3cm x 2.8cm