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Katharine Norbury - Author

About the Author

Katharine Norbury trained as a film editor with the BBC and has worked extensively in film and television drama. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA programme at UEA and a doctoral candidate at Goldsmiths. She lives in London with her family. The Fish Ladder is her first book.

Featured books by Katharine Norbury

The Fish Ladder A Journey Upstream

The Fish Ladder A Journey Upstream

Author: Katharine Norbury Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2016

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.

The Fish Ladder A Journey Upstream

The Fish Ladder A Journey Upstream

Author: Katharine Norbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/02/2015

Katharine Norbury was abandoned as a baby in a Liverpool convent. Raised by loving adoptive parents, she grew into a wanderer, drawn by the landscape of the British countryside. One summer, following the miscarriage of a much-longed-for child, Katharine sets out - accompanied by her nine-year-old daughter, Evie - with the idea of following a river from the sea to its source. The luminously observed landscape provides both a constant and a context to their expeditions. But what begins as a diversion from grief soon evolves into a journey to the source of life itself, when 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 has a rare emotional resonance. A portrait of motherhood, of a literary marriage and a hymn to the adoptive family, this captivating story of self-discovery is, most of all, an exploration of the extraordinary majesty of the natural world. Imbued with a keen and joyful intelligence, this original and life-affirming book is set to become a classic of its genre.

Other books by Katharine Norbury

Die Fischtreppe

Die Fischtreppe

Author: Katharine Norbury Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2017

Als Neugeborenes war Katharine Norbury in einem Liverpooler Kloster zuruckgelassen worden. Ihre Adoptiveltern zogen sie liebevoll auf, lehrten sie, die Wunder der Natur zu erkennen, und doch hatte sie stets das Gefuhl, etwas Unnennbares zu vermissen. Nach der Diagnose einer schweren Krankheit und der Fehlgeburt eines lang ersehnten zweiten Kindes beschliet sie, zusammen mit ihrer neunjahrigen Tochter Evie einem Flusslauf von der Meermundung bis zu dessen Quelle zu folgen. Was als Trauerarbeit und Ablenkung gedacht war, gerat im Laufe der Reise durch eine beeindruckende Natur mehr und mehr zu einer Suche nach dem Leben selbst. Am Ende findet Katharine nicht nur die Quelle des Flusses, sondern auch ihren eigenenUrsprung.

The Fish Ladder A Journey Upstream

The Fish Ladder A Journey Upstream

Author: Katharine Norbury Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2016

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.

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