The Greenbank’s top reads next to the water

Watching the world go by at the Greenbank is something that everyone must make time for once in a while; the boats skating along with a gentle field of water lapping beneath them is simply excellent fuel for the imagination.

We’ve chosen our top five books to partner an afternoon gazing at the estuary:

The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

A story of struggle, determination and humility; all set within the confines of a single fishing boat.

The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

Originating at the Greenbank, Kenneth Grahame’s world-famous story started its life as letters written in our very hotel. Please do say hello to Mr Toad for us!

Moby Dick – Herman Melville

On the surface a simple story about a man and a mammal, but what themes lay beneath you’ll have to read to find out…

Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

Buccaneers and buried gold are all you need to send your imagination back into places you haven’t visited for years, let Robert Louis Stevenson take you there.

Gulliver’s Travels  – Jonathan Swift

A book that has reputedly never been out of print since its publication in the 1700s; grab your maps and supplies and head out for a page-turner of an adventure.