Tales of Time & Tide.

By Brian P Martin

Printed: 1994

Publisher: David & Charles. London

Dimensions 20 × 27 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 20 x 27 x 3

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In the original dustsheet. Turquoise cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

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With Britain’s coast under mounting pressure from pollution and development, this book serves as a reminder of what we stand to lose. It is based on the same formula as Brian Martin’s “Tales of the Old Countrymen” and “Tales of the Old Gamekeepers”. This time he has visited all corners of Britain’s coastline to track down a variety of old coastal characters, and uses their own words, wherever possible, to describe their personal trials and triumphs, from days of deep poverty and disaster to deeds of heroism. These men, all united in their love of the coast, have worked in diverse occupations from lighthouse-keeper, coastguard and lifeboatman to fisherman, pony-back postman and cliff-climbing egg collector. Despite the rigours of their existence, literally battling against storm and tempest, they have also enjoyed many moments of tranquillity, at the same time making remarkable observations of wildlife.


  • It was like talking to a group of old sea dogs.great tales of life and hardship plus the good times to.a great record of people from a bygone era.probably will never see the likes again.

  • I love this book. My great grandad who passed away in 2018, is Leslie Hicks who wrote the passage in the book called “harbouring our heritage”. I love getting to read about my family’s history. I loved listening to all the amazing stories of the coast he told me as a child. Definitely recommend giving the book a read.

  • My husband loves these old time books ,with stories from the past they are very interesting with the lovely old characters

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