Philip Hoare





Philip Hoare


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Southampton, The United Kingdom
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An experienced broadcaster, Hoare wrote and presented the BBC Arena film The Hunt for Moby-Dick, and directed three films for BBC�s Whale Night. He is Visiting Fellow at Southampton University, and Leverhulme Artist-in-residence at The Marine Institute, Plymouth University, which awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2011.

His latest book, The Sea Inside, will be published by Fourth Estate in June 2013

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The Whale: In Search of the...

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The Sea Inside

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Serious Pleasures: the Life...

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Noel Coward: A Biography

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Oscar Wilde's Last Stand: D...

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Spike Island

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RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR

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England's Lost Eden: Advent...

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Leviathan oder Der Wal

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“The sea defines us, connects us, separates us. Most of us experience only its edges, our available wilderness on a crowded island - it’s why we call our coastal towns ‘resorts’, despite their air of decay. And although it seems constant, it is never the same. One day the shore will be swept clean, the next covered by weed; the shingle itself rises and falls. Perpetually renewing and destroying, the sea proposes a beginning and an ending, an alternative to our landlocked state, an existence to which we are tethered when we might rather be set free.”
Philip Hoare, The Sea Inside

“The trouble with the world is, Frankie, that there are too many ideals and too little horse sense . . . Human beings don’t like peace and good will and everybody loving everybody else . . . they’re not made like that. Human beings like eating and drinking and loving and hating. They also like showing off, grabbing all they can, fighting for their rights and bossing anybody who’ll give ’em half a chance.”
Philip Hoare, Noel Coward: A Biography of Noel Coward

“Dane lived above a greengrocer’s shop at 26 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, with her secretary, Olwen Bowen, herself a writer of children’s books, but who now devoted herself to the care of her companion. ‘One climbed up a rickety staircase and there was Winifred, surrounded by her paintings, sculptures, a piano and goodness knows how many books, where she would give many after-the-theatre parties . . .”
Philip Hoare, Noel Coward: A Biography of Noel Coward

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