If there’s a stray seashell lurking in the bottom of your bag and you love nothing more than a winter beach picnic, this is the book for you.
Featuring decorative marine endpapers and containing over 750 illustrations, 22 rich colour plates and accompanying notes, this beautifully illustrated guide to the sea shore will help you learn your bristle worms from your sea cucumbers.
Slip it into your beach bag and spot the plants, shells and creatures washed on to the shore.
This particular copy originally belonged to Richard Tribbeck, one of the founding members of the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. A 1978 Kodak photograph of sea creatures found at Lundy Bay, Cornwall is tucked into the dust jacket.
If you fancy tracing Richard’s steps, Lundy Bay is a secluded cove nestled in the North Cornish coast, a short distance from the surfing beach Polzeath. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic and a spot of rock pooling…