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The Harbour: A City's Heart, a Country's Soul
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Scott Bevan
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The Harbour: A City's Heart, a Country's Soul

Scott Bevan


Simon & Schuster

Regional & national history


630 pages

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ABBEY’S BOOKSELLER PICK —— This is a joyful celebration of the feature that characterises Sydney: its fabulous harbour. Bevan decided to get to know it by kayaking into all its little coves and bays, talking to the people he encountered and discovering its moods and stories. Each chapter is devoted to an area, from the Parramatta River, along the North Shore, over to Manly, across the heads, and along the southern and city reaches back towards Parramatta River. A very likeable book, written in an easy and conversational style, and full of fascinating tales of past and present! Lindy Jones


"The finest harbour deserves the finest book … A colourful, fascinating and enduring account of the greatest waterway in the hemisphere." Simon Winchester

"Sydney Harbour. I know what it looks like. I know what it feels like. Now with this wonderful book, I know its story. This book is a joy to read. And essential for anyone who loves Sydney Harbour ... and who doesn't?" Ken Done

In the bestselling tradition of Peter Ackroyd's The Thames, a celebration of one of the world’s great waterways.

Everyone knows Sydney Harbour. At least, we think we do.

Everyone can see the harbour, whether we've ever been to Sydney or not. By as little as a word or two, the harbour floats into our mind’s eye. The Bridge. The Opera House. Fireworks on New Year’s Eve. When we see those images, we feel a sense of belonging. No matter who we are, or where we’re from, we see the harbour and we feel good.

In this beautiful, authoritative and meditative journey, Scott Bevan takes us from cove to cove - by kayak, yacht and barge - to gather the harbour’s stories, past and present, from boat builders, ship captains and fishermen to artists, divers, historians and environmentalists, from signs of ancient life to the submarine invasion by the Japanese.

This is the ultimate story of Sydney Harbour – a city’s heart and a country's soul.

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By:   Scott Bevan
Imprint:   Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 153mm,  Width: 234mm,  Spine: 56mm
Weight:   1.032kg
ISBN:   9781925368772
ISBN 10:   1925368777
Pages:   630
Publication Date:   November 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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