The Shipping Forecast

The Shipping Forecast: A Miscellany

Non-Fiction, Humour
Hardback Published on: 01/09/2016
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The rhythmic lullaby of `North Utsire, South Utsire' has been lulling the nation's insomniacs to sleep for over 90 years. It has inspired songs, poetry and imaginations across the globe - as well as providing a very real service for the nation's seafarers who might fall prey to storms and gales. In 1995, a plan to move the late-night broadcast by just 12 minutes caused a national outcry and was ultimately scrapped.

Published with Radio 4 and the Met Office, The Shipping Forecast is the official miscellany for seafarers and armchair travellers alike.

From the places themselves - how they got their names, what's happened there through the ages - to the poems and parodies that it's inspired, this is a beautifully evocative tribute to one of Britain's - and Radio 4's - best-loved broadcasts.

  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781785940293
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 272g
  • Dimensions: 206 x 135 x 24 mm

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The Shipping Forecast
A little gem
If, like us, you have been brought up on the Shipping Forecast and love and value it, then this book will fascinate you. A thoughtful and beautifully pre... READ MORE
Nik Wilkinson