Sea Bean - Independent Bookshop Edition
Sally Huband

Sea Bean - Independent Bookshop Edition

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Order this stunning, independent bookshop edition of Sea Bean by Sally Huband - published on 6th April 2023.

Sea Bean is a profoundly moving memoir that's perfect for fans of Raynor Winn, Helen Macdonald and Amy Liptrot.

'Sea Bean is a coastal treasure. In Sally's writing, beachcombing - an old island pursuit - is modern, revealing and restorative.  The next time I'm at the shore I will have a deeper appreciation and curiosity'. Amy Liptrot.

'Like its talismanic title, Huband's voice is distinct and singular. A gorgeous reckoning with the sea, islands and mythology'. Sinead Gleeson.
When a seed falls from a vine in the tropics and is carried by ocean currents across the Atlantic to the shores of Western Europe – it is known as a sea bean. It is still considered lucky to find a sea bean on the shore; they have been used as magical charms for more than a thousand years.
Sally’s search for a sea bean begins not long after she moves to the windswept archipelago of Shetland. When pregnancy triggers a chronic illness and forces her to slow down, Sally takes to the beaches. There she discovers treasure freighted with story, and curiosities that connect her to the world.
The wild shores of Shetland offer glimpses of orcas swimming through the ocean at dusk, the chance to release a tiny storm petrel into the dark of the night, and a path of hope. This beachcombing path takes her from the Faroese archipelago to the Orkney islands, and the Dutch island of Texel. It opens a world of ancient myths, fragile ecology, and deep human history. It brings her to herself again.  
Sea Bean is a message in a bottle. An interconnection of our oceans, communities and ourselves, and an invitation to feel belonging when we are adrift. 

Hardback, 400 pages.