The Fish Ladder : A Journey Upstream Paperback / softback
Paperback / softback
_______________'A beautiful, strange, intoxicating and utterly unique story' - Philip Pullman'The memoirist's challenge ... is simple: "Give a true account of yourself". The Fish Ladder accomplishes this brilliantly' - Horatio Clare, Sunday Telegraph'A beguiling amalgam of personal anecdote, travelogue and family history ...
Norbury attains a wonder-struck prose poetry' - Independent_______________SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD TELEGRAPH BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR Katharine Norbury was abandoned as a baby in a Liverpool convent.
Raised by loving adoptive parents, she grew into a wanderer, drawn by the beauty of the British countryside.
One summer, following the miscarriage of a much-longed-for child, Katharine and her nine-year-old daughter Evie decide to follow a river from the sea to its source.
But a chance circumstance forces Katharine to the door of the woman who gave her up all those years ago. Combining travelogue, memoir, exquisite nature writing, fragments of poetry and tales from Celtic mythology, The Fish Ladder is a captivating and life-affirming story about motherhood, marriage, family, and self-discovery, illuminated by the extraordinary majesty of the natural world. _______________