My Sand Life, My Pebble Life, by Ian McMillan (Adlard Coles, 2022)

Subtitled “a memoir of a childhood and the sea,” this is a kinda non-chronological autobiography, capturing moments of poet McMillan’s love affair with the British coastline and of working-class family holidays then and now. Light, whimsical in places, and charming and heartfelt. Cleethorpes features prominently, as it rightly should.


My own books are here, if that’s your thing. Newest is noir thriller East of England.