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Annie Stanley All At Sea

Annie Stanley All At Sea

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2000s: A Woman takes her father’s ashes on a very special journey

  • ISBN: 978-1529025033
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Sometimes the end is only the beginning . . .

Annie is single, unemployed and just a bit stuck when her beloved father dies unexpectedly. Furious at his partner’s plans to scatter his ashes somewhere of no emotional significance, Annie seizes the urn and, on a whim, decides to take it on a tour of the thirty-one sea areas that make up the shipping forecast, which her father loved listening to, despite living in landlocked St Albans. Travelling around the coastline of Britain searching for the perfect place to say goodbye, she starts to wonder if it might be time to rethink some of the relationships in her life – but is it too late for second chances?

Travel Guide

Around the UK via the shipping forecast

Annie Stanley’s father has just died. She is already without a mother and her boyfriend has left her, so she takes her father’s ashes and takes them on a journey around the UK to all the locations on her father’s Shipping Forecast tea towel. He was a longlife listener of the Shipping Forecast even though he barely went on a boat or out to sea. This journey takes her on a journey of her own.

The places she visits:

From St Albans, she starts out and heads to Cromarty where she gets a very special delivery. She then travels down according to the rivers and tides passing the Tyne, Humber, Thames, Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth,  Lundy, Irish Sea Malin, Hebrides and the Fair Isles. The detail of the places is where the magic of the novel lies.

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BookTrail Boarding Pass: Annie Stanley All At Sea

Destination/location:  England  Author/guide: Sue Teddern  Departure Time: 2000s

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