Seaglass

Author(s) Kathryn Tann

Language: English

Genre(s): Biography, General

  • May 2024 · 176 pages ·216x135mm

  • · Hardback - 9781915279620
  • · eBook - epub - 9781915279644
  • · eBook - pdf - 9781915279651

About The Book

On a wild and windswept stretch of the Durham coastline, there’s treasure to be found: jewels of shining sea glass, swept in by the tide after years at sea. Gathered together and displayed in a jar on the windowsill to sparkle in the light, each seaworn glass pebble represents a moment in time, a breadcrumb trail of unknowable people and places.

In Seaglass, Kathryn Tann brings together moments such as these from her own life, blending creative non-fiction with nature writing and memoir, and portraying with powerful observation and moving honesty the journey of a young woman navigating modern adulthood. Each essay is rooted in a physical space, from Manchester to the South Wales coastline and out to the Thousand Islands in Canada’s Saint Lawrence River. Traversing wilderness, natural history, travel and water – rivers, lakes, coastlines and leisure centres – Seaglass explores shared experiences, anxieties, connection, body confidence and contentment.

About the Author(s)

Author(s): Kathryn Tann

Kathryn Tann studied English Literature at Durham University and Creative Writing at the University of Manchester, and she now works for New Writing North as Programme and Content Producer. She is the author of numerous essays, articles, short stories and audio pieces; Seaglass is her debut essay collection.

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