Rating: 4 out of 5

This isn’t the book I thought it was going to be. It turned out to be less of a memoir and more of a Robert Macfarlane style exploration of what it means to be a Cornish fishing town. That’s not a bad thing but meant I labelled the book wrongly in my head and didn’t necessarily give it the space it needed from the start.

An interesting book, full of information I didn’t know and probably will never fully understand being not part of a fishing community. We visited Hastings yesterday and I spent time in the Fishing museum giving some of the words an element of three dimensional experience. Fortunate timing.

Originally posted to my Goodreads account