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Salt On Your Tongue : Women and the Sea

Runcie, Charlotte
Format: Paperback
Publisher: CANONGATE BOOKS LTD
Published: January 30, 2020
ISBN: 9781786891211
384 pages

£9.99

‘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.

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