Christopher Somerville's Essex
Christopher Somerville is the author of ‘Coast', the accompanying book of the BBC series Coast published last year. He had a strong feeling for Essex before he even set foot in the county thanks to a much loved book of his childhood. The book was ‘Sporting Adventure', in which James Wentworth Day wrote so thrillingly of the Essex marshes and creeks that you could smell the salt and hear the geese.
To Christopher Essex spelt mystery, romance and strangeness, three qualities he has come to appreciate more and more about this secret, special place - under an hour from London, yet a whole world away.
To read about Christopher's journey through Essex why not download the document below and enjoy the journey with him.