Sea Bean

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Sally Hubband is a writer and a naturalist who lives in Shetland with her daughter, son and husband.


Sally's search for a sea bean begins not long after she moves to the windswept archipelago of Shetland. When pregnancy triggers a chronic illness and forces her to slow down, Sally takes to the beaches. There she discovers treasure freighted with stories and curiosities that connect her to the world.

The wild shores of Shetland offer glimpses of orcas swimming through the oceans at dusk, the chance to release a tiny storm petrel into the dark of the night and a path of hope.

This beachcombing path takes her from the Faroese archipelago to the Orkney islands, and the Dutch island of Texel. It opens a world of ancient myths, fragile ecology, and deep human history. It brings her to herself again.

Sea Bean is a message in a bottle. An interconnection of our oceans, our communities and ourselves, and an invitation to feel belonging when we are adrift

Sally Huband


338 pages