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The Naked Shore of the North Sea by Tom Blass

The Naked Shore of the North Sea by Tom Blass

The Naked Shore of the North Sea

Local author, Tom Blass, will be reading from his latest book The Naked Shore of the North Sea. With a background in anthropology, law and and political geography, Tom Blass works as a journalist and editor specialising in issues relating to business, law, human rights and foreign policy. Lee Humphries writes.

Saturnine and quick-tempered, the formidable North Sea is often overlooked – even by those living within a stone’s throw of its steel-grey waters. But as playground, theatre of war and cultural crossing-point, it has shaped the world in myriad ways, forged villains and heroes, and determined the fates of nations. It’s not all grim, though: the seaside holiday was born on North Sea beaches, and artists, poets and writers have been as equally inspired by glinting sun on the wave-tops as they have the drama of a winter storm.

With a wry eye and a warm coat, Tom Blass travels the edges of the North Sea meeting fishermen, artists, bomb disposal experts, burgermeisters – and those who have found themselves flung to the sea’s perimeters quite by chance. In doing so he attempts to piece together its manifold histories and to reveal truths, half-truths and fictions otherwise submerged…

Reading with Tom Blass poster A4 (00000002)

The Naked Shore of the North Sea: Tom Blass: Thursday 16 November 6pm at Printed Mattter Bookshop, 185 Queens Road, TN34 1RG. Tickets £2. Tom’s book will be available on the night 10% off for ticket holders.

Tom Blass Photo Peters Fraser & Dunlop

Tom Blass Photo Peters Fraser & Dunlop

Tom Blass has worked with and written for a broad span of organisations and publications including The American Lawyer, the International Bar Association, the Bureau of National Affairs, The Banker Magazine, the New Statesman, and the BBC.

Posted 08:37 Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 In: Literature


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