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The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream

by Katharine Norbury
£9.99   paperback  Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2016)

The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream by Katharine Norbury LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD
 
Katharine Norbury was abandoned as a baby in a Liverpool convent. Raised by loving adoptive parents, she grew into a wanderer, drawn by the beauty of the British countryside. One summer, following the miscarriage of a much-longed-for child, Katharine and her nine-year-old daughter Evie decide to follow a river from the sea to its source. But a chance circumstance forces Katharine to the door of the woman who gave her up all those years ago.
 
Combining travelogue, memoir, exquisite nature writing, fragments of poetry and tales from Celtic mythology, The Fish Ladder is a captivating and life-affirming story about motherhood, marriage, family, and self-discovery, illuminated by the extraordinary majesty of the natural world.

ISBN 13: 9781408859261 | ISBN 10: 1408859262