Salt On Your Tongue

Women and the Sea

Charlotte Runcie
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A lyrical exploration of the sea, how it inspires art, music and literature and how it connects us, from the Daily Telegraph's poetry critic. As heard on BBC Radio 4.

'An ode to the ocean, and the generations of women drawn to the waves or left waiting on the shore' Guardian.

In Salt On Your Tongue, Charlotte Runcie explores what the sea means to us, and particularly what it has meant to women through the ages. In mesmerising prose, she explores how the sea has inspired, fascinated and terrified us, and how she herself fell in love with the deep blue.

This book is a walk on the beach with Turner, with Shakespeare, with the Romantic Poets and shanty-singers. It's an ode to our oceans - to the sailors who brave their treacherous waters, to the women who lost their loved ones to the waves, to the creatures that dwell in their depths, to beach-combers, swimmers, seabirds and mermaids. Navigating through ancient Greek myths, poetry, shipwrecks and Scottish folktales, Salt On Your Tongue is about how the wild untameable waves can help us understand what it means to be human.

Author bio:

Charlotte Runcie is the Daily Telegraph's radio columnist and arts writer. For several years she lived and worked in Edinburgh, where she ran a folk-music choir, and she now lives in the Scottish Borders. She has a secret past as a poet, having been a Foyle Young Poet of the Year with a pamphlet published by tall-lighthouse. Salt On Your Tongue is her first book.

@charlotteruncie | charlotteruncie.com

Category: Literature & literary studies
ISBN: 9781786891211
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate PBS
Pub Date: March 2020
Page Extent: 384
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Literature & literary studies

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