The Flood: Surviving the Deluge

The Flood: Surviving the Deluge

by Michael Brown


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ISBN-13: 9781910723203
Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 3.30(d)

About the Author

Michael Brown was working in the Marketing Department of ICI in London, but soon found himself diverted wholly by eels. He moved to the West Country where he fished for them, then smoked them and eventually set up Brown & Forrest, a successful smokery and restaurant.

Michael has two grown up children and lives in Somerset with his wife Utta.

His house was recently flooded for several months and he opted to live on there.

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What is it like to experience a flood? The answer that Michael Brown comes up with is surprising.

His house was underwater for several weeks during the inundation of the Somerset Levels. He decided to stay on through it, and he was amazed at the ensuing chain of events as he, along with his local community, first fought the water, pumping and sweeping and panicking – then came acceptance of the inevitable defeat, and finally there came an unexpected wealth of emotions as the waters – and the locals – had to settle into a strange and ultimately rewarding state of calm.

This well-written series of highlights of Michael’s diary are very real: the account is funny, observant, honest and unpredictable.

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