The Coast Road : A 3, 000-Mile Journey Round the Edge of England, Paperback Book

The Coast Road : A 3, 000-Mile Journey Round the Edge of England Paperback


In this travel journal, award-winning writer Paul Gogarty travels 3,000 miles in a motor home, exploring intimate coastal communities and ruminating on the future of the English coast.

After an unsettling benediction at Dover's Eastern Docks he travels to Derek Jarman's Dungeness; to rakish Brighton and Madame Rosina's Bournemouth; the mudflats and Arabian sands of the northwest, where he joins a roomful of comedian George Formby impersonators in Blackpool; the now infamous Morcambe Bay where 21 immigrant workers lost their lives; Billy Butlin's Skegness; and a parachuting vicar.

The journey comes full circle in the secret creeks of East Anglia. "The Coast Road" is a warm-hearted tribute to England's coastline written by a romantic spirit who beautifully captures both the idiosyncrasies of the nation and the euphoria of the open road.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 16 pages of full colour photographs
  • Publisher: Robson Books Ltd
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  • Category: Deltas, estuaries, coastal regions
  • ISBN: 9781905798094

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