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The fish ladder : a journey upstream, Katharine Norbury

Label
The fish ladder : a journey upstream
Title
The fish ladder
Title remainder
a journey upstream
Statement of responsibility
Katharine Norbury
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Katharine Norbury was abandoned as a baby in a Liverpool convent. Raised by loving adoptive parents, she grew into a wanderer, drawn by the landscape of the British countryside. One summer, following the miscarriage of a much-longed-for child, Katharine sets out - accompanied by her nine-year-old daughter, Evie - with the idea of following a river from the sea to its source. The luminously observed landscape grounds the walkers, earths them, providing both a constant and a context to their expeditions. But what begins as a diversion from grief soon evolves into a journey to the source of life itself, when a chance circumstance forces Katharine to the door of the woman who abandoned her all those years ago. Combining travelogue, memoir, exquisite nature writing and fragments of poems with tales from Celtic mythology, The Fish Ladder has a rare emotional resonance. It is a portrait of motherhood, of a literary marriage, a hymn to the adoptive family, a captivating story of self-discovery. But perhaps most of all it is an exploration of the extraordinary majesty of the natural world
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norbury, Katharine,
Dewey number
362.7/34/092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV887.G7
LC item number
N67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Norbury, Katharine
  • Adoptees
  • Abandoned children
  • Great Britain
Label
The fish ladder : a journey upstream, Katharine Norbury
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 289-294)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781408859230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn898752803
  • 1497004
  • (OCoLC)898752803
Label
The fish ladder : a journey upstream, Katharine Norbury
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 289-294)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781408859230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn898752803
  • 1497004
  • (OCoLC)898752803

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