‘Gentle without being dull, sharp but never sneering, witty but without a hint of the show-off, John Osborne is a lovely, engaging writer finding the joyous in the everyday and as charming and unpredictable as the British seaside itself.’ Stuart Maconie
When John finds himself working in Scarborough for the summer, he is overcome with nostalgia for his childhood seaside holidays. Without the funds or inclination for two weeks in the sun, he sets out to reclaim the romance of the British seaside by spending a year with his feet in the sand.
If a day trip to Cleethorpes was good enough for his grandma, then surely it’s good enough for him. On the way he encounters dozens of Mr Punches, a retired lighthouse keeper and the Isle of Wight’s Saucy Postcard Museum.
This ebook contains special bonus material poetry written by the author in
celebration of his time spent experiencing the many facets of the seaside while researching this book.