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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the sea is a thing with feathers apologies to @maxjohnporter t.co/qEJu40o61O

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2.30 am: swimming on an Eastertide, under a passover moon, the spring sea still so dark and cold.

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@LauraCummingArt like tumbling ravens...

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this is my next favourite book this spring, following @Dan_Zep 's - you can't get closer to the sea here; it's in y… t.co/IIaiJ90VkL

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@jeremy_millar_1 @LauraCummingArt I think of the cold flax oil that made these things, made their sharp sheen