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By Nicholas Crane
Coast is considered one of Britain's best-loved television sequence, usually attracting a viewership of over 3.5 million. it's also a best-selling booklet sequence, yet this is often the 1st publication to be written by means of a Coast presenter and delivering tales from each sequence and extra, to create the definitive advisor to our sea coast. Nicholas Crane brings his geographer's eye and love of the British panorama to take you on a charming trip alongside our beach. either a party of and reference advisor to the the coast, Nick attracts on all of the parts that experience made the sequence so successful, from neighborhood historical past to nationwide protection, forts and ports, fishermen and artists, sacred structures and unique cartography, in addition to taking in iconic landmarks, seashore vacations and, in fact, natural world. Nick's evocative prose and large wisdom infuse this ebook, which mixed with colour plate sections, make this an unmissable buy for all fanatics of the British coast.
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