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Three Storeys host book launch


Former Stroud District Council leader Doina Cornell has published a new book, Our Ocean’s Broken Heart, a personal pilgrimage to the frontline of climate change, based on her sailing voyages to the Arctic and the Pacific.

“I was very privileged to sail with my teenage children, Nera and Dan, and my father Jimmy,” said Doina.

“In this book I explore what it means to be a sailor and our relationship with the ocean. I wanted to bring to life the crucial threats our ocean faces, such as rising temperatures and sea levels, through the testimony of the people in the places I visited, as well as describing citizen science projects which are carried out by sailing yachts in partnership with scientists.”

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Three Storeys Pic: Ash Loveridge

Doina confronts head on how the world has changed since her 1970s childhood sailing the world, tracing the legacy of colonialism and the pain of climate injustice. Faced with powerful vested interests that impede progress towards halting climate breakdown, she asks how we can find the path back to hope.

Doina will launch the book at the Three Storeys in Nailsworth on Wednesday, April 10. Tickets are available at https://ylbevent.link/doina-cornell

Doina Cornell spent her childhood sailing around the world with her family on a small yacht, experiences she wrote about in her memoir Child of the Sea. She lives in Gloucestershire, and works for the family business Cornell Sailing which publishes sailing books. Doina was elected as district councillor for Dursley in 2012. From 2018-2022 she was leader of Stroud District Council. She left the Labour Party in 2022 to stand as an Independent, remaining involved in environmental, community and political activism.

Our Ocean’s Broken Heart
Publication date March 2024
Full colour flexibound • 272 pages • RRP £20 • ISBN 978 1 7391889 5 5
Available from https://yellowlightedbookshop.co.uk/ and https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1739188950?ref=myi_title_dp

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