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Loved alike by the aristocracy of the 18th century and the tourists of the 21st, the remote North Norfolk coast of England is one of the most idyllic and iconic of European landscapes.
For local people, fishing has been a way of life here for over 2000 years. But working in the mussel fishing industry - today still almost unchanged for generations - is like living in a different world.
This book, in images and words, is a uniquely detailed record of the work of the mussel fishermen as they cultivate their sought-after crop in soaking wet, freezing cold, windswept and isolated conditions. The result is both powerful and haunting.