BBC RADIO 4's - BOOK OF THE WEEK - 'CHANNEL SHORE'
TOM FORT TRAVELS FROM THE WHITE CLIFFS TO LAND'S END IN SEARCH OF MARITME TALES.
READ BY JONATHAN COY
ABRIDGED BY KATRIN WILLIAMS
Tom Fort takes us on a fascinating, discursive journey from east to west, to find out what this stretch of water means to us and what is so special about the English seaside, that edge between land and seawater. He dips his toe into Sandgate's waters, takes the air in Hastings and Bexhill, chews whelks in Brighton, builds a sandcastle in Sandbanks, sunbathes in sunny Sidmouth, catches prawns off the slipway at Salcombe and hunts a shark off Looe. Stories of smugglers and shipwreck robbers, of beachcombers and samphire gatherers, gold diggers and fossil hunters abound.
25th - 30th MAY AT 0945 GMT DAILY