It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny
to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
The timeless pleasure of beach-walking and beach-combing is reflected in these poems about shells and pebbles, tides and rock pools, flotsam and jetsam. Time spent on a beach, whatever the weather, lifts the spirits. This collection is for everyone who loves to be beside the sea and finds it impossible to come back from the beach with empty pockets.
We both love bowls of pebbles and baskets of shells and have spent many happy hours pottering on beaches, so we hope our book will appeal not only to poetry lovers but to everyone who loves walking along beaches and finding treasure there.
Shorelines: A collection of poems
Selected by Janie Hextall and Barbara McNaught
Published: October 2015
Price: PB £10 + P&P
Lautus Press, Ryton House, Lechlade, Glos GL7 3AR. Telephone: 01367 252286. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org