Staithes – A Place Apart
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In photographs, artworks, and words Gloria Wilson celebrates the rugged Yorkshire fishing village where she was brought up, and from where she set her course to a career recording, both visually and verbally, the North Sea fishery she loves.
In this intriguing place I have found a heady mix of seafaring activities, shorelines, inimitable fisher people, stalwart boats, notable marine artists, cats, dark seas and dashing spray, thick sepulchral fogs, the clutter of translucent fishing paraphernalia, folklore and local custom, and many architectural specialities, together with touches of joy, humour, absurdity, and melancholy, all set within a townscape and topography of distinctive and outstanding quality. Staithes has always been a working village, rugged and unpretentious, without attitude. Things have an elegance which results from useful function.
ISBN 978-1-907206-63-4; 216 x 216mm, 144 pages, many colour and sepia-tone photos. Softcover with sewn binding, cover flaps and matt lamination.