THE WIND OFF THE ISLAND is a sparkling account of a year the author and his wife spent cruising the Mediterranean. Together they explored Sicily and remote ports-of-call in the Greek islands.
The voyage of the Mother Goose is more than an interesting record of the voyage: it is clear testimony of Ernle Bradford's devotion to the sea, to history, and to graceful writing. In it we find evidence of the knowledge and experience that infuse his great historical works.
"Ernle Bradford set out to record a voyage. He succeeded in chronicling a way of life." (Publisher's Source)
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6 1.5-hour cassettesAbout the Author:
Ernle Bradford was born in 1922 and died in 1986. He was a noted British historian specializing in the Mediterranean world and naval topics. Bradford was an enthusiastic sailor himself and spent almost thirty years sailing the Mediterranean, where many of his books are set. He served in the Royal Navy during World War II, finishing as the first lieutenant of a destroyer. Bradford lived in Malta for a number of years. He did occasional broadcast work for the BBC, was a magazine editor, and wrote many books, including Hannibal, Paul the Traveller, Julius Caesar: The Pursuit of Power, Christopher Columbus, and The Mighty Hood.
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Book Description Sheridan House Inc, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0246132760