Leviathan or, The Whale

Leviathan or, The Whale by Philip Hoare

(Fourth Estate / Atico de los Libros, Spain / Mare Verlag, Germany / Einuadi, Italy; The Whale, Ecco USA).

Winner of 2009 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. A gripping voyage of discovery into the heart of an obsession.

‘Philip Hoare was long been acclaimed as a brilliantly unconventional writer … This is the book he was born to write, a classic of its kind’, Rachel Cooke, The Observer.

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@103Polly fantastic. I wrote about these wondrous beasts here: t.co/4WCQR10ue1

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Thomas Merton goes to Provincetown, 1921- painting by his father, Owen @tmcpgh @thomasmerton @theukuleledivat.co/AU6d73pW09

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photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron in her greenhouse in the sea light of Freshwater Bay the orphaned Prince Ala… t.co/HYOxmlEls5

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Freshwater: soaring over the Pre-Raphaelite seascape, peregrines fly like Tennyson's familiars; purple and slate storm clouds rise as cliffs