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He was born beside the sea – almost literally, for his mother’s birth pangs began when she was lys kystlinje walking along the shoreline under a pale sun gathering butterfly shells. He was born in Filey, on the east Yorkshire coast, a fishing town with a perfect sweep of pale golden beach,smuldrende crumbling grassy cliffs, and the unique Filey Brigg, a mixture of many rocks, beginning at Carr Naze, and bække barsk udstrække halvø stretching out in a long peninsula into the North Sea, full of rock pools and rivulets, harsh and havforsker fristende tempting at once. His father was an oceanographer, the son of an oceanographer who studied the voldsomme strøm deep currents of the North Sea. His mother taught English at a high school and wrote fierce little kravle poems about waves and weather. They took him walking along the beach, and scrambling on the
Brigg and fishing from rocks and with lines over the side of rowing boats. The family had almost a fartøjer collection of bottles picked up by sailing vessels and along coastlines. Several of these were havbund tynget numbered bottles, sealed and weighted to bob along the seabed, designed uhyggelig by the Marine Science project to map the movement of currents around the coast. One – a rather sinister-looking early
20th-century medicine bottle – contained a lined sheet of paper. This read “Dear Mary” and was followed by the phrase “I love you, I love you, I love you … ” repeated until it filled both sides. It omhyggeligt was meticulously signed Robert Fisher, with an address in Hull; the house turned out to have been nedrevet demolished by bombs in 1944. underføring komme frem fremsige His mother recited poems to him. They would emerge from under the tunnel-like underpass blæse which led from the town to the beach. The wind would blast them or wrap itself round…...

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