There are oceans and emo­tions ex­plored in Char­lotte Run­cie’s Salt on Your Tongue

The Simple Things - - JANUARY THINGS -

An in­jec­tion of colour for a bare ta­ble – in French linen. rowe­nand­ Char­lotte Run­cie has al­ways been drawn to the sea – from the chilly coastal shores of Eng­land with its gritty beaches and bits of blad­der wrack like ‘dis­em­bod­ied fingers’, to the mytho­log­i­cal wa­ters that carry Odysseus away on his epic jour­ney. She loves its myths and leg­ends, and its mon­sters. This is a lovely con­ver­sa­tional book, full of the won­der­ful ob­ser­va­tions of na­ture, in­ter­wo­ven with mov­ing events from Char­lotte’s own life. As she says: “It’s a story of women and wa­ter and love, with a birth and a death, songs and tall tales, and the wind blow­ing high on the waves.” Un­miss­able. ( Canon­gate)

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