Trying to Fit a Number to a Name: The Essex Estuary by Tim Burrows & Lee Rourke

Novelist Lee Rourke and journalist Tim Burrows explore the myths and identity of modern Essex in two complementary essays about estuary Essex – Southend-on-Sea, Canvey Island, the Dengie Peninsula.

Both Tim and Lee explore themes through Dr Feelgood, TOWIE, Conrad, Heidegger, the mud and flatness of the estuary and much more... Drawing on their respective lived experiences; Rourke currently lives in Southend, Burrows grew up there they tackle the stereotypes and hidden histories of one of the UK’s most misrepresented counties. Trying to Fit a Number to a Name is a must for anyone who is a fan of place writing, music and the influence of geography on the lived experience.