Eye of the Shoal

Blog post by Nick Morritt on 03 Jul, 2018

Book review: Eye of the Shoal by Helen Scales

Helen Scales’ first book Spirals in Time took us on a journey of discovery in the blue planet and introduced us to the endlessly rich and fascinating world of seashells. With the publication of her new book Eye of the Shoal, she revisits this underwater realm and reveals a wonderful and often illusive world inhabited by the ocean’s supreme species, fish. This brilliant account is a wonderful blend of natural and cultural history peppered with entertaining and evocative observations from her own first-hand diving experiences.

This enthralling book is packed full of intricate details and wonderful facts conveyed with a voice that remains entertaining and inspiring throughout. For anyone with an interest in our natural world and especially the aquatic sphere, the Eye of the Shoal is an essential read.

Eye of the Shoal is available to order from Bewick House, and through all NWT visitor centres.

Helen Scales will be joining us to talk about Eye of the Shoal at Cley Calling Summer Spirit on Thursday 2 August – book your tickets now.


We have three copies of Eye of the Shoal to give away to the first correct answers drawn from the following question: What is the name of a fish, one of the few venomous fish that inhabit the seas around the British Isles, which is known for its modified spiny fin through which it injects its toxin?

Send your answers to: competition@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk
Closing date is Thursday 31 July.

Nick Morritt is NWT's Visitor Services and Sales Manager.
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