Conversations on the Coast Nick Hand The Department of Small Works
The Department of Small Works
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In 2009, Nick Hand began a one-man, two-wheeled journey around the coastlines of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. That's 6324.64 miles and 930 hours in the saddle.

But Nick’s journey wasn't about distance, it was about the people he’d meet along the way. From weavers to flute makers, boat makers to storytellers…independent craftspeople whose stories Nick wanted to share as part of his Slowcoast project.

Conversations on the Coast presents 20 of these stories, with fantastic photography. It’s an inspiring read that reminds us why we love cycling and slow travel.

We named Nick the Messenger Bag after Nick Hand.

Beneath the Cover

  • Photographs by Nick Hand
  • Illustrations by Millie Marrota
  • Individual stories from 20 artists and craftspeople from across the UK


  • 96 pages
  • FSC certified paper, manufactured in the UK
  • Hardback with dust-jacket
  • Individually wrapped in printed tissue paper


  • H17.2cm x W13.8cm x D1.9cm, 400gms

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