FREE Shipping

The Draw of the Sea

The Draw of the Sea

RRP: £16.99
Price: £8.495
£8.495 FREE Shipping

In stock

We accept the following payment methods


First, living on the West coast in Washington state next to the Pacific Ocean and now living in Florida next to the Gulf of Mexico. In this beautifully-written meditation on what it is that draws us to the waters' edge, author Wyl Menmuir tells the stories of the people whose lives revolve around the sea in the Cornish community where he lives.

A sensitive and captivating insight into the lives of an eclectic mix of people, professions and pastimes which revolve around the sea. While I would recommend this to most readers who enjoy creative nonfiction, I would highly recommend it to people who have spent any significant time living near the water. In this mesmerising collection of short sketches; Menmuir explores the lives and stories of people's different experiences of the sea, including his own.

It is perfect for dipping into and out of as the variation in the chapter content provides constant interest, whilst the over-arching theme of the sea and its pull ensures that the book never loses pace or feels disjointed. WINNER OF THE HOLYER AN GO AWARD 2023 Wyl Menmuir’s The Draw of the Sea is a beautifully written and deeply moving portrait of the sea and the people whose livelihoods revolve around it, examining the ephemeral but universal pull the sea holds over the human imagination. His short fiction has appeared in Best British Short Stories and he has been published by Nightjar Press, Kneehigh Theatre and the National Trust.

forget about touching grass, i need to touch THE SEA I NEED TO GO INTO THE WATER I NEED TO DIVE INTO THE SEA! This book is a meaningful and moving work into how we interact with the environment around us, and how it comes to shape the course of our lives. A former journalist, Wyl has written for Radio 4’s Open Book, The Guardian and The Observer, and the journal Elementum. ooOooWith credit to Holly Ovenden, the dust-jacket has a touch of gold colouring that follows through to the titling on the spine, all nonchalantly glistening in the change of light.This book also serves as a strong reminder of why we need to take action to protect our oceans and seas before it is too late, managing to do so in a serious but not completely hopeless way.

The photographs and maps add to that, ranging from the intimate - beach gleanings or individuals - to the epic - seascapes and wild views.

Art Supplies This is a list of the supplies we used, but feel free to use whatever you have in your home or classroom. Description Description Wyl Menmuir’s The Draw of the Sea is a beautifully written and deeply moving portrait of the Cornish Coast and the people who make their livings there, examining the ephemeral but universal pull the sea holds over the human imagination. This tutorial will guide you through each step, making it simple to capture the amazing details of this fascinating sea creature. In fact, I think those of us who have spent a fair part of our lives near water but now find ourselves more landlocked are the ideal readers. Starting from his own fascination with the coast – a draw that sees him settle on the south-west coast – The Draw of the Sea follows Wyl as he travels around Cornwall and the Scilly Isles meeting other people whose lives are intimately involved with the sea.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.We are shown the effect on coastal communities of second-home ownership and overtourism, the impact on humans of other humans being strangely similar to that of humans on the wildlife. Menmuir’s own story is threaded through the chapters, each one a wave of sorts with its own distinct character. While, as Menmuir says, “the term wreckers brings to mind false lights and ships lured on to the rocks”, there is little evidence that wrecking was ever this nefarious. The book is rooted in a feeling of shared memory and liminal places, the sea being both the watery edgeland we stand at, on the brink, and the imaginary space we look into (or sometimes actually venture into). It also brought me right out of another book rut, and therefore as usual, improved my entire mental climate.

  • Fruugo ID: 258392218-563234582
  • EAN: 764486781913
  • Sold by: Fruugo

Delivery & Returns


Address: UK
All products: Visit Fruugo Shop