The Fish Ladder A Journey Upstream

by Katharine Norbury

Biography / Autobiography eBooks of the Month The Real World Travel

The Fish Ladder A Journey Upstream Synopsis

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 Press Reviews

'Beautiful and brave ... A modern Greek myth' James Rebanks, author of The Shepherd's Life

'What a delight! The Fish Ladder is a luminous sort of book, beautifully written, darting here and there like a kingfisher over a stream. A beautiful, strange, intoxicating and utterly unique story' Philip Pullman

'The Fish Ladder is truly compelling. Its diverse mix of nature, travel and personal history combines to produce a moving journal of one woman's endeavours to walk from dark into light. Warm and touching, its impact lies in its simplicity and emotional power' Jo Brand

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ISBN: 9781408859261
Publication date: 10/03/2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781408859230
Publication date: 12/02/2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408859261
Publication date: 10th March 2016
Author: Katharine Norbury
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, The Real World, Travel,
Categories: Travel writing, Memoirs,

About Katharine Norbury

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.

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