The Last Hunters: The Crab Fishermen of Cromer

The Last Hunters: The Crab Fishermen of Cromer

Candy Whittome & David Morris
with a Foreword by Blake Morrison
Published May 2012
214 page Hardback 220mm x 165mm
with duotone photographs throughout
ISBN 978-0-9571528-0-9
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100 numbered copies signed by Candy Whittome, David Morris & Blake Morrison

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Short-listed for the 2013 New Angle Prize for Literature.

BOOK OF THE YEAR - overall winner of the East Anglian Book Awards 2012

"... a major piece of work, beautifully presented, on a subject familiar to us all but about which few of us have a deep understanding. Reading The Last Hunters is sure to change that." - Eastern Daily Press

"I put it aside for late summer reading but couldn't put it down. She (Candy Whittome) has caught the voices and that East Anglian up-beat realism... Brilliant" - Richard Mabey

"Candy Whittome and David Morris's book pays tribute to the crabmen of Cromer. The photographs are beautifully composed, and the descriptions of the people interviewed full of affection. But what makes the book special is the range of voices we hear … natural storytellers, recounting tales of triumph and catastrophe - long days, rough seas, terrible accidents, glorious homecomings with a full catch." - Blake Morrison

The Last Hunters is a contemporary portrait of one of the last surviving fishing communities in Britain. The book tells the stories of the Cromer crab fishermen and their families in their own words, accompanied by David Morris' stunning black-and-white photographs. A compelling account of a community in danger The Last Hunters celebrates a way of living that is in tune with the environment, reliant on skill, resilience, and exceptional will. It is also an utterly human story of a group of ordinary people living out-of-the-ordinary lives.

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