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The Winter Whale

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In late November, 1893, a humpback whale—as rare a sight in the North Sea then as it would be now—followed herring shoals into the Tay estuary, and travelled as far upstream as Dundee docks to linger in the home waters of the biggest whaling fleet in Britain, and one of the biggest in Europe. The whale became an instant celebrity, known simply as the Monster, but a handful ...more
Paperback, 211 pages
Published October 16th 2008 by Birlinn
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A fairly uneven book, but I'm a big fan of Crumley's. It may be a little light for the knowledgeable academic, but very entertaining and enlightening for the uninitiated or novice.
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Jim Crumley is a nature writer with almost 20 books to his name, mostly on the landscape and wildlife of Scotland. He is renowned for his style - passionate, inspiring, visionary, sensitive, majestic - no work of his should be missed. He is also a columnist and presenter of radio programmes.

He has also received the accolade of '... the best nature writer now working in Great Britain...' from Davi
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