“Winn's touch is always light, and unfailingly interesting” Guardian
We all love to be beside the seaside! Be it the crunch of the sand beneath your feet or the exhilaration of diving beneath the waves that draws you to the sea, or the promise of unexplored rock pools, panoramic cliff-top views and bracing walks along the piers and promenades, or the lure of fresh fish markets and penny slot machines, bestselling author Christopher Winn will whisk you away to delve into myriad tales of England's glorious coastline.
With a chapter for each of England's 18 coastal counties, some 3000 miles to explore and a story for every one of those miles, I Never Knew That About Coastal England is packed with maritime adventures and sea dog's tales, fascinating facts, firsts and inventions, the unusual and the surprising.
In I Never Knew That About Coastal England you will experience towering white cliffs, wide sweeping bays and sands and salt marshes, picturesque harbours and pretty fishing villages and historic ports, and will enjoy every invigorating zig and zag of the most spectacularly diverse coastline in the world.
“Christopher Winn has done us all a great service. No need anymore to be tongue tied, nothing to throw into the conversation. His books are so informative and interesting!” Sarah Kennedy, BBC RADIO 2
“A marvellously entertaining and instructive read - a compendium of facts and anecdotes that offers an exciting new kind of guide to England” Simon Jenkins
“A treasure trove of unknown delights” Terry Wogan