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Windblown : a portrait of the great storm / Tamsin Treverton Jones.

By: Jones, Tamsin Treverton.
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2017Description: 263 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781473656987 : (hbk) .Subject(s): Storms -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Disaster relief -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 363.3492 Summary: The Great Storm of 1987 is etched firmly into the national memory. Everyone who was there that night remembers how hurricane force winds struck southern Britain without warning, claiming eighteen lives, uprooting more than fifteen million trees and reshaping the landscape for future generations. Thirty years on, the discovery of an old photograph inspires the author to make a journey into that landscape: weaving her own memories and personal experiences with those of fishermen and lighthouse keepers, rough sleepers and refugees, she creates a unique portrait of this extraordinary event and a moving exploration of legacy and loss.
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The Great Storm of 1987 is etched firmly into the national memory. Everyone who was there that night remembers how hurricane force winds struck southern Britain without warning, claiming eighteen lives, uprooting more than fifteen million trees and reshaping the landscape for future generations. Thirty years on, the discovery of an old photograph inspires the author to make a journey into that landscape: weaving her own memories and personal experiences with those of fishermen and lighthouse keepers, rough sleepers and refugees, she creates a unique portrait of this extraordinary event and a moving exploration of legacy and loss.

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