Nic Compton - The Shipping Forecast: A Miscellany () 9781785940293

Nic Compton - The Shipping Forecast: A Miscellany () 9781785940293 Books
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Title: The Shipping Forecast

Title: The Shipping Forecast
Author: Nic Compton
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The rhythmic lullaby of 'North Utsire, South Utsire' has been lulling the nation's insomniacs to sleep for over 90 years. It has inspired songs, poetry and imaginations across the globe - as well as providing a very real service for the nation's seafarers who might fall prey to storms and gales. In 1995, a plan to move the late-night broadcast by just 12 minutes caused a national outcry and was ultimately scrapped.

Published with Radio 4 and the Met Office, The Shipping Forecast is the official miscellany for seafarers and armchair travellers alike. From the places themselves - how they got their names, what's happened there through the ages - to the poems and parodies that it's inspired, this is a beautifully evocative tribute to one of Britain's - and Radio 4's - best-loved broadcasts.


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Publisher & Imprint: Ebury Publishing / BBC Books
Publication Date: 01/09/2016
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Number of Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781785940293
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