Adrift: The Curious Tale of the Lego Lost at Sea

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Adrift: The Curious Tale of the Lego Lost at Sea Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Unicorn Publishing Group
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Pages: 144 Illustrations and other contents: 100 Illustrations, color Language: English ISBN: 9781913491192 Category: Tag:

In 1997 sixty-two containers fell off the cargo ship Tokio Express after it was hit by a rogue wave off the coast of Cornwall, including one container filled with nearly five million pieces of Lego, much of it sea themed. In the months that followed, beachcombers started to find Lego washed up on beaches across the south west coast. Among the pieces they discovered were octopuses, sea grass, spear guns, life rafts, scuba tanks, cutlasses, flippers and dragons. The pieces are still washing up today.

Adrift: The Curious Tale of the Lego Lost at Sea is a colourfully illustrated and engaging tale, for all ages, of the lego pieces and the stories behind their continuing discovery by beachcombers and fishermen.

The author, Tracey Williams documents the project on her Twitter @LegoLostatSea

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Author Biography

Writer and beachcomber Tracey Williams has always been intrigued by chance finds and the stories and folklore behind them, from shells and sea glass discovered on childhood holidays in Cornwall to flints and fossils unearthed in fields. In 1997, after finding thousands of pieces of seathemed Lego washed up on beaches in South Devon, she became interested in the changing nature of beachcombing and began to research the age and origin of many of the manmade items she discovered. Her plastic finds have since been described as ‘a colourful catalogue of our times’. She lives in Cornwall in an old house by the sea with her dog Jess, surrounded by piles of books and an ever-growing mound of beach finds.

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