Curlew Coast by Judith Ellis
Diversions on Maritime Suffolk
Shortlisted for the Amberley Press Publishing Prize in 2017, Curlew Coast is the author’s second book and it continues the theme of tracing maritime history through the framework of the coastal towns and villages of Suffolk.
It explores a diversity of subjects from rope-making to ship burials; from the coastal erosion to the early navigators and from salt-making to the evolution of Trinity House.
Illustrated lavishly from the author’s sketches, it covers the period from when the Anglo-Saxons first sailed up the East Anglian rivers to when the railway began to take over from sail.