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"LIFE IS TREASURE
LIFE IS TRASH
LIFE IS COMMODITY"

Brixham Chimes

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Verse loves to be read out loud - it's an act that has its roots in ancient oral history. Tim Harris - celebrated South Devon musician - has created a cinematic soundtrack to accompany the verse in this Audio Book. Hear Tim talk about the process of composing to the story of 'Brixham Chimes'-

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BRIXHAM CHIMES

Brixham Chimes is a lament to the destructive power of the Beam Trawler, the relentless pursuit of profit and a call for another way.

This novella in verse is set amidst the landmarks and characters of Brixham - South Devon's historic fishing port. But it's also a universal story - familiar to every coastal community across the British Isles and beyond.

Brixham Chimes is a long-form poem of lie and its consequence - that we can take, take and take some more without undoing the world. At the heart of the book sound the ‘chimes’-  warning of the loss of connection between ourselves and the sea. It exposes the fallacy of a modern world obsessed with mechanical extraction at any cost. It's a requiem to vanishing fish and fishing communities .


Brixham Chimes comes from the creator and writer of Sky Atlantic’s series ‘Fish Town’. Jim Funnell lives and writes in South Devon and tries hard not to venture too far from the sea.


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