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Meet the Writers

Tabitha Lasley

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25 February 2024

Episode 432

26 minutes


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It was the end of a relationship in London that led Tabitha Lasley to pack her bags, leave her journalism job and move to Aberdeen, Scotland, to pursue a story that she’d been sitting on for years. She grew up on the Wirral in northwest England, a place frequented by the men who worked on oil rigs in the Irish Sea. She initially set out to write an objective view of life on the rig but an encounter with one oil-rig worker in the North Sea set her on a different path. ‘Sea State’ is a captivating memoir that chronicles both her own breakdown and the breakdown of a way of life for the men working in the industry.

25 February 2024

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