Tim Ecott

Tim Ecott is a former BBC World Service staff correspondent.  He has worked widely in Africa and the Indian Ocean.  He writes documentaries for radio and screen and non fiction, drawing heavily on his fondness for the natural world.  Ecott’s writing appears widely in UK newspapers. His first book was the international bestseller Neutral Buoyancy: Adventures in a Liquid World (Penguin), a lyrical history of underwater exploration and accounts of his underwater encounters with sharks, dolphins and sea cucumbers.  Other books include Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Luscious Substance (Penguin) and Stealing Water: A Secret Life in an African City (Sceptre).

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The Land of Maybe

A beautifully-written and contemplative narrative, The Land of Maybe captures the essence of ‘slow life’ on the 18 windswept islands that make up the Faroes in the North Atlantic. Closer to the UK than Denmark, this fast disappearing world is home to a close-knit society of just 50,000 people, whose Viking roots, language and unique […]