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The Shingle Street Shell Line


In 2005 two childhood friends, Els Bottema, a ceramacist, and Lida Kindersley, a lettercutter, spent a week in Suffolk after each had been through a year of cancer. On their first long walk along the beach, they picked up some white shells and, sitting down to rest, arranged them around a plant. From that day on, every walk added more shells to a growing line, symbolic of their slow day by day, shell by shell recovery. Twice a year they spend a week repairing and relaying the line and find that many people have added to it. This book is a celebration of friendship, survival and collaboration in the face of adversity.

52 pages
Dimensions: 140 x 12 x 140mm
ISBN 9781874426226