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Swamp Songs: Journeys Through Marsh, Meadow and Other Wetlands

Swamp Songs: Journeys Through Marsh, Meadow and Other Wetlands

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By Tom Blass (Author)
Format: Paperback / softback 336 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408884348
Published: 13 Apr 2023
Weight: 264g
Dimensions: 128 x 198 x 31 (mm)
Pub. Country: United Kingdom

'Bracingly original' Kathryn Hughes, Guardian

'A mixture of travelogue, local history and reportage, Swamp Songs brims with evocative word sketches' Times Literary Supplement

From Romney Marsh to the Danube Delta, from Cyprus to the bayous of Louisiana and on to the Bay of Bengal, Tom Blass crosses swamps, marshes and wetlands to meet the people who have made these in-between worlds their homes. Here are true stories and myths of smugglers and runaway slaves, of fishermen, shepherds and salt-gatherers – and of tiger gods, flamingos and floods. A dazzling exploration of the precarious lives led where land and water tussle, Swamp Songs is a vital reappraisal and vibrant celebration of people and environments closely intertwined.

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