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A collection of gripping stories—both ancient and modern—of thrilling adventures at sea
Tales of adventures on the high seas captivate both sailors and those who stand on the shore and gaze out across the oceans. In this original collection of sea stories, edited by veteran writer Dick Durham, the gamut of human experience is mirrored in a world of tragic shipwrecks and sea monsters, epic races and brave rescues, tall ships and tiny dinghies.
Written in the author's inimitable powerful and poetic style, Amazing Sailing Stories brings the incredible, frightening, and whimsical—from worlds ancient and modern—to life.
· A collection of stories ideal for the armchair enthusiast and active sailor alike
· Durham is the author of three sailing titles and contributes regularly to the yachting press
The perfect gift for lovers of sea yarns or the sea, Amazing Sailing Stories is certain to entertain readers for years to come.
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In his childhood Dick Durham explored the creeks and rivers of Essex, Kent and Suffolk in a collection of dinghies and dayboats. When he left school he signed on as mate of the Thames sailing barge Cambria, and served on the last working Thames barge before beginning his writing career on Fleet Street, writing for national newspapers and sailing magazines. He joined Yachting Monthly in 1998 as a feature writer and news editor and has travelled the globe in search of the best sailing stories and adventures. He is well known for his powerful and poetic writing style.Review:
'Gripping tales, both ancient and modern, of thrilling adventures at sea.' (Bookseller Buyer's Guide, August 2011). 'Here's a book you really can't go too far wrong with' (Sailing Today, November 2011) 'Easy, page-turning fun' (Classic Boat, November 2011)
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Book Description *Wiley Nautical, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110470978031
Book Description *Wiley Nautical, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0470978031
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