Ghosts On The Shore

by Paul Scraton
Ghosts On The Shore
  • ISBN-13: 9781910312100
  • Author(s): Paul Scraton
  • Subject: Travel writing
  • Publisher: Influx Press
  • Imprint: Influx Press
  • Publication Date: 08-06-2017
  • Format: p/b

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£9.99
Inspired by his wife's family photographs from the 1930s and her memories of growing up on the Baltic coast, Paul Scraton set out to walk from Lðbeck to the Polish border on the island of Usedom, an area central to the mythology of a nation and bearing the heavy legacy of trauma. Exploring a world of socialist summer camps, Hanseatic trading towns long past their heyday and former fishing villages surrendered to tourism, Ghosts on the Shore unearths stories, folklore and contradictions of the coast, where politics, history and personal memory merge to create a nuanced portrait of place.
About the book

Inspired by his wife's family photographs from the 1930s and her memories of growing up on the Baltic coast, Paul Scraton set out to walk from Lðbeck to the Polish border on the island of Usedom, an area central to the mythology of a nation and bearing the heavy legacy of trauma. Exploring a world of socialist summer camps, Hanseatic trading towns long past their heyday and former fishing villages surrendered to tourism, Ghosts on the Shore unearths stories, folklore and contradictions of the coast, where politics, history and personal memory merge to create a nuanced portrait of place.

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