Jan Morris

Of Wind & Water

The Naked Shore: Of the North Sea

By Tom Blass

Bloomsbury 320pp £20 order from our bookshop

Think North Sea and what do you see? I see the dark, stormy and inconclusive Battle of Jutland, and many of us, I suspect, will summon to mind some such disturbing association. It is not one of your lyrical seas, where mermaids play. Tom Blass, however, has undertaken in this remarkable book to portray it in the round, winds and all, and thus makes a reassuring whole of it.

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