The ocean fires our imagination, provides joy, solace and play but also wields immense destructive power. Author explores communities whose lives revolve around the coasts of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. In the specifics of these livelihoods and their rich histories and traditions, Wyl Menmuir captures the universal human connection to the sea. Into this seductive tapestry, Wyl weaves the story of how the sea has beckoned, consoled and restored him. Funny and uplifting, personal and profound, this book will delight anyone familiar with the intimate and inescapable pull of the sea.
“…life is ruled, to an extent, by the tides…”
Wyl Menmuir “The Draw of the Sea”. Published by Aurum in 2022. One copy donated to the library by Malcolm Carey from Cornwall, UK, the other – from Wyl Menmuir ❤️
Photos by Anna Iltnere / Sea Library