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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4.00 am: the sea tonight is full of strange noises, the darkest it's ever been 'What seest thou else In the dark a… t.co/JDCiS0lfzL

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4 am: the sea gently sways like dark silver; imaginary, insistent: it wants to take me away

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5 am: no one has any idea of the sea; it only pretends to be there

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Pat de Groot, my sea lady, had a remarkable history with the ocean; her great-grandparents were the elderly Jewish… t.co/sAIdcl1DsT

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a long time ago and far away, I wrote three books in this place; at spring tide, the sea ran under this house t.co/zorxd30TIR

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