Book Launch: Beach Hut People

We would like to invite you to join us for the launch of 'Beach Hut People' a new book by Nancy Stevenson. It is the first book published by Publishing Household and will be launched from 4pm–6pm on Saturday 29th April at The Nose bookshop, Walton on the Naze. 

We will be selling the book for a special launch price of £10. Refreshments will be served. If you are unable to attend the book is available to pre-order from The Nose bookshop.

Beach Hut People Book Launch: Saturday 29 April 2023, 4pm-6pm.
The Nose, 28 Newgate Street, Walton on the Naze, Essex, CO14 8AL

'A charming snapshot of a slice of the British seaside, the humble beach hut, their occupants, and a tiny corner of Essex serving here as a brilliant microcosm for a larger story about our island nation's idiosyncrasies’. -Travis Elborough

Have you ever wondered about the people who choose to spend summer days in their beach huts? Nancy Stevenson sets out on a journey to discover the people who inhabit the beach huts on the North Essex coast. Beach Hut People shares an insight into owning, naming and decorating a beach hut, offering a glimpse into the pleasures of these ‘sheds by the sea’.

At the start of the book the author is unconvinced, she loves the beach but is always on the move.  A walker and a swimmer she just can’t see the attraction of settling down close to other people.  As she collects stories she is drawn into this friendly and welcoming community who start to give her a sense of what it is to be a ‘beach-hutter’. 

Nancy Stevenson is a writer and researcher. Her research centres on people’s engagement in leisure activities and is embedded in local landscapes. She has written about festivals, walking, writing and wellbeing and the importance of pleasure and play in community life. She spends her time between North London and the Essex Coast, and hosts writing retreats in Frinton-on-Sea. Beach Hut People is her first book. Instagram @write_nancy_write

Beach Hut People
By Nancy Stevenson
Published by Publishing Household, 2023
Price £10.99
Paperback, 240pp
Creative non-fiction/social history
ISBN 978 1 7393567 0 5
Designed by Claire Mason

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