Gil McNeil

Journey To The Sea
  • Journey To The Sea

  • Whether it is memories of childhood holidays or exotic fantasies of faraway places, a sea and its coast forms the most evocative of landscapes. Combining elements of romance, danger and mystery, it provides the perfect inspiration for this unique collection. The finest writers from our water-bound nation, including Alexander McCall Smith, Ruth Rendell, Joanne Harris, Joseph O'Connor and Libby Purvis, give us their accounts of adventures and chance encounters, short stories and non-fiction pieces representing the many facets of the sea's power that will haunt and inspire. The collection also includes gripping accounts of real-life adventures on the ocean from such experienced sailors as Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Alan West and Tracy Edwards.

    A literary tribute to the last earthly frontier - the ocean.

Sarah Brown is married to Gordon Brown and is President of the charity PiggyBankKids, which she founded in 2002. PiggyBankKids has launched the Jennifer Brown Research Fund to seek solutions to pregnancy difficulties and help save newborn lives, and supports a wide range of charitable projects which create opportunities for children and young people - www.piggybankkids.com. Sarah and Gordon live in Fife and London with their sons John and Fraser. Gil McNeil is the bestselling author of The Only Boy For Me, Stand By Your Man, In the Wee Small Hours and Divas Don't Knit. She helps run the charity PiggyBankKids, and lives in Canterbury with her son.