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The Solace of the Sea

The Solace of the Sea

The Solace of the Sea

mablethorpe beach

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Mablethorpe Beach


The Solace of the Sea started with some research on the importance of Mablethorpe for Tennyson; his family had a house there, and Alfred went there for both inspiration and mental ease.


I wanted to add to this a voice relating to the Mablethorpe I know as a family man, as I had many holidays there when my son was a toddler.


Overall, the theme I tried to explore was one of nature’s consolations and its enrichment of our spiritual being.




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Stephen Wade

Stephen Wade is a writer and historian with a special interest in the social history of crime in Lincolnshire.


He is joint author of a series of crime writing guides, with ex-detective Stuart Gibbon.


He is also a poet and novelist, and his most recent books are Stretch (Smokestack) and The Lovers on Asphodel Way (Inky Lab). 

He is currently writing a series of monologues on Tennyson themes, and also a biography of a Lincolnshire woman who served with the WVS in the Korean War. 

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Voice Actor – Marcus Houden

Voice Actor – Felicity Donnelly

Voice Actor – Jeannine Ridha

Voice Actor – Stephen Holloway