Sarah Peverley

Sarah Peverley is an academic, writer and broadcaster. She is Professor of English at the University of Liverpool, where her research focuses on medieval culture, early books, and the history of mermaids in literature, art and world mythologies. As an expert on the Middle Ages and mythical creatures, Sarah regularly contributes to television and radio broadcasts and writes for the press. She is one of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Thinkers and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Her happiest moments are spent at the beach, in the water (pretending to be a mermaid), up a mountain, at ruinous castles, or stargazing with her family.

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Largest merperson sculpture

The largest sculpture of a merperson in the world is Jalakanyaka (or Mermaid), by Indian sculptor Kanayi Kunhiraman (1937–present). Reclining in a shell-shaped pool at Shankumugham Beach in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, the concrete mermaid is 26.5 m (87 ft) long and 7.6 m (25 ft) tall. The shell within which she lies is approximately 32 m (105 ft) long.