The Pebbles on the Beach


by Clarence Ellis

‘The ideal walker’s companion’ – Robert Macfarlane

‘I love this book. Like all the best nature books, it is alchemical, sparking wonder in the mundane’Tristan Gooley

Paperback: 218 pages

Publisher: Faber & Faber Ltd., 2018 (originally published in 1954)

Language: English

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The Pebbles on the Beach was first published in 1954. This edition includes a foreword by Robert Macfarlane. There is a handy illustrated guide to identifying pebbles on the reverse of the book jacket.

Pebble-hunting is a pleasant hobby that makes little demand upon one’s patience and still less upon one’s physical energy. (You may even enjoy the hunt from the luxurious sloth of a deckchair). One of the true delights of the pebble-seeker is to read the stories in the stones – to determine whence and by what means they came to be there. We must always bear in mind that a pebble is a transient thing. It is in the half-way stage of a long existence… 


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Dimensions 13.3 × 2.1 × 19.8 cm

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