Friday 8 July 2022

The Draw Of The Sea by Wyl Menmuir BLOG TOUR #Giveaway @Wylmenmuir @aurumpress @RandomTTours #Prize #Competition #Win


Wyl Menmuir’s The Draw of the Sea is a beautifully written and deeply moving portrait of the Cornish Coast and the people who make their livings there, examining the ephemeral but universal pull the sea holds over the human imagination.

Since the earliest stages of human development, 
the sea has fascinated and entranced us. It feeds us, sustaining communities and providing livelihoods, but it also holds immense destructive power which can take all those away in an instant.
It connects us to far away places, offering the 
promise of new lands and voyages of discovery, but also shapes our borders, carving divisions between landmasses and eroding the very ground beneath our feet.

In this 
beautifully-written meditation on what it is that draws us to the waters' edge, author Wyl Menmuir tells the stories of the people whose lives revolve around the sea in the Cornish community where he lives.

In twelve interlinked chapters, Menmuir explores the lives of 
local fishermen steeped in the rich traditions of a fishing community, the beachcombers who wander the shores in search of the varied objects which wash ashore and the stories they tell, and all number of others who have made their lives on the beautiful Cornwall coast. 

In the specifics of these livelihoods and their rich histories and traditions, Wyl Menmuir captures the universal human connection to the sea. Into this seductive tapestry, Wyl weaves the story of 
how the sea has beckoned, consoled and restored him.

This book is a meaningful and moving work into 
how we interact with the environment around us, and how it comes to shape the course of our lives. As unmissable as it is compelling, as profound as it is personal, this must-read book will delight anyone familiar with the intimate and powerful pull which the sea holds over us.

The Draw of the Sea by Wyl Menmuir was published on 5 July 2022 by Aurum.
As part of this #RandomThingsTours Blog Tour I am delighted to have one copy to giveaway.

Entry is simple, just fill out the competition widget in the blog post. 


One copy of The Draw of the Sea by Wyl Menmuir

Wyl Menmuir is a novelist, editor and literary consultant living in Cornwall. 

He is the author of the Man-Booker nominated novel The Many, and the critically acclaimed Fox Fires and his short fiction has appeared in Best British Short Stories. 

A former journalist, he has written for Radio 4’s Open Book, the Guardian and the Observer. He is co-creator of the Cornish writing centre, The Writers’ Block, and is a lecturer in creative writing at Falmouth University.

Twitter @Wylmenmuir

Instagram @wylmenmuir

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