Author(s): Jonathan Raban


Coasting round Britain single-handed in an antique two-masted sailing boat, Jonathan Raban conducts a masterly exploration of England and the English at ttime of Margaret Thatcher and the Falklands War. He moves seamlessly between awkward memories of childhood as the son of a vicar, a vivid chronicle of the shape-shifting sea and incisive descriptions of the people and communities he encounters. As he faces his terror of racing water, eddies, offshore sandbars andferries on a collision course, so he navigates the complex and turbulent waters ohis own middle age. Coasting is a fearless attempt to discover the meaning of belonging and of his English homeland.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780002721196
  • : Collins Harvill
  • : Collins Harvill
  • : 0.605
  • : January 1986
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jonathan Raban
  • : Hardback
  • : first edition
  • : very good
  • : 304