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At Sunwich Port   By: (1863-1943)

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At Sunwich Port by W. W. Jacobs is a delightful collection of short stories that transports readers to the charming coastal town of Sunwich Port. Set in the late nineteenth century, each story captures the idyllic atmosphere of this seaside location, providing readers with a sense of nostalgia and escapism.

Jacobs' talent for bringing his characters to life is evident throughout the book. From the witty banter of the locals at the local inn to the endearing quirks of the various protagonists, the storylines are filled with genuine, relatable personalities. Through their experiences, the author explores themes of love, friendship, and the complexities of human nature.

What sets this book apart is the author's exceptional storytelling ability. Jacobs weaves intricate plots that are both captivating and unpredictable. The narrative effortlessly transitions from lighthearted and humorous tales to heart-wrenching stories that touch upon deeper emotions. This diversity keeps readers thoroughly engaged, eagerly turning each page to discover what lies ahead.

Moreover, Jacobs masterfully depicts the vivid beauty of Sunwich Port itself. The descriptions of the rugged coastlines, bustling quays, and the rhythmic ebb and flow of the tides create a vivid backdrop for the unfolding tales. The vivid imagery immerses readers in a world where they can hear the seagulls' calls, smell the sea breeze, and feel the warmth of the town's community spirit.

One of the book's strengths is that each story is self-contained, allowing readers to enjoy them independently. However, they are also interconnected, providing a more comprehensive view of life in Sunwich Port. This interconnectedness gives the book an added depth, allowing readers to become invested not only in the individual tales but also in the overarching narrative of the town and its inhabitants.

One minor drawback of the book is that some of the tales are more memorable than others. While most captivate readers' attention and leave a lasting impact, a few feel somewhat forgettable. Nonetheless, this doesn't overshadow the overall quality of the collection, as the majority of the stories are truly outstanding.

In conclusion, At Sunwich Port by W. W. Jacobs is a remarkable collection of stories that showcase the author's talent for creating colorful characters and compelling narratives. Jacobs immerses readers in the postcard-perfect setting of Sunwich Port, where they can escape into tales filled with humor, emotion, and genuine human connection. Whether you are seeking a heartwarming read or a captivating escape, this collection is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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From Drawings by Will Owen


The ancient port of Sunwich was basking in the sunshine of a July afternoon. A rattle of cranes and winches sounded from the shipping in the harbour, but the town itself was half asleep. Somnolent shopkeepers in dim back parlours coyly veiled their faces in red handkerchiefs from the too ardent flies, while small boys left in charge noticed listlessly the slow passing of time as recorded by the church clock.

It is a fine church, and Sunwich is proud of it. The tall grey tower is a landmark at sea, but from the narrow streets of the little town itself it has a disquieting appearance of rising suddenly above the roofs huddled beneath it for the purpose of displaying a black faced clock with gilt numerals whose mellow chimes have recorded the passing hours for many generations of Sunwich men.

Regardless of the heat, which indeed was mild compared with that which raged in his own bosom, Captain Nugent, fresh from the inquiry of the collision of his ship Conqueror with the German barque Hans Muller , strode rapidly up the High Street in the direction of home. An honest seafaring smell, compounded of tar, rope, and fish, known to the educated of Sunwich as ozone, set his thoughts upon the sea... Continue reading book >>

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