Saturday, November 23, 2019

Six of the best books about flooding

Edward Platt was born in 1968 and lives in London. His first book, Leadville, won a Somerset Maugham Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. He is also the author of The Great Flood which explores the way floods have shaped the physical landscape of Britain, and The City of Abraham, a journey through Hebron, the only place in the West Bank where Palestinians and Israelis lived side by side.

At the Guardian, Platt tagged six books that explore the devastating impact of flooding. One title on the list:
Daniel Defoe said the hurricane that struck Britain on 26 November 1703 would have forced the most devout atheist “to doubt whether he was not in the Wrong”. His account of that night in The Storm is remarkable for its eyewitness reports of the devastation.
Read about the other entries on the list.

See Alice-Azania Jarvis's reading list on flooding.

--Marshal Zeringue