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350 Miles: An Essex Journey


Ken Worpole with photographs by Jason Orton

This handsomely designed – and much acclaimed – book explores the landscape and history of the Essex coast, rivers and estuaries.

‘The authors have uncovered in words and images a haunted littoral of piers and power plants, mudflats and louring skies… Essex has never looked so mystical’. – The Independent

The book offers a strikingly original portrait of the Essex Coastline. Ken Worpole explains – ‘We walked, cycled and occasionally drove much of the 350miles of Essex coastline taking in the atmosphere of the landscape and the abiding relationship to te sea. At the end of the journey we appreciated more than ever that the Essex shoreline is especially memorable for its obstinate refusal to conform to conventional notions of what is beautiful or picturesque. This landscape is singularly rich in history, and full of layered meanings and visual pleasures to those who give it the time and attention it deserves.

Published by Essex County Council, paperback  £15.00