Book Review: Sea Bean and on nature writing through the disabled experience

Trigger warning: small mention of miscarriage

In her first book, Sea Bean, Sally Huband tells the reader stories of the world through the objects and wildlife she encounters on the shoreline in and around Shetland. 

While its subtitle ‘a beachcomber’s search for a magical charm’ suggests whimsy, this book is far from whimsical. The charms and magic are very real and rooted solidly in the ground, and on the ocean. They are the interconnectedness that the author describes and illustrates so deftly in her beautifully written pages.