A CHESTER historian has published a book about some of the most dramatic and fascinating coastal locations in Britain.
John Plummer, 62, will be signing copies of Islands and Lifelines: Exploring the Dramatic Fringes of Britain and Ireland at Borders, Cheshire Oaks on October 18 and Waterstone’s Chester on October 25.
The book explores the special landscapes, communities and wildlife of Orkney, Shetland, the Hebrides, Pembrokeshire, Northumberland, County Clare, Derry and Wexford. History features strongly but he book also touches on more recent, contentious issues, including the challenges of climate change.
John, of Rookery Drive, Tattenhall, said: “Like many people I am fascinated with our coasts and islands, with wildlife and with trying to unravel the histories that connect and separate us.
“When I left paid employment I was determined to spend time with important friends from across my life and share some gentle journeys and exciting places with them.
“Our islands have such a wealth of beauty, history and wildlife and for several reasons I wanted to explore close to home rather than to travel the world. It is about the journeys themselves, what we experienced and learnt.”
For more details about the book visit www.islandsandlifelines. co.uk.