RARE . Signed with dedication on title page "Welcome to our little island in the sun.Cordially John Caldwell,Palm Island, Grenadines,St Vincent, WI April 1981"- 1975 reprint (fine interior but top/tail of spine with a little rubbing) No d/j poss as issued - Guaranteed posting 24hrs St112. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Stranded in Panama after the war, John Caldwell set out for Sydney to rejoin his wife Mary, whom he had not seen since their three-day honeymoon over a year before. Unable to secure any other form of transport he had to resort to single-handed sailing. After having spent ten days learning the rudiments of sailing and navigation from a book he embarked on a 9000 mile journey aboard the 20-foot "Pagan". Ahead lay a mission that was to reveal in him elements not only of astounding courage and determination but also of incredible foolhardiness. Having been shipwrecked once, his boat's engine and cockpot destroyed by an a shark, he pressed on.
About the Author: John Caldwell went on to graduate from the University of California Santa Barbara. He sailed all over the world with his wife Mary and their two sons. While sailing in the Caribbean he caught a glimpse of his dream island, Prune Island. He obtained a 99-year lease on the island, planted palms, renamed it Palm Island and established his own resort. The rest of his life was spent sailing around the islands he loved and sharing his passion with lucky visitors to his Caribbean paradise.
Title: Desperate Voyage (New Windmills)
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
Publication Date: 1975
Binding: Paper Covered Boards
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Heinemann Educational Publishers, 1969. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. An EX LIBRARY copy in VERY GOOD overall condition. May have some library stamps, marks etc. Seller Inventory # mon0000190802
Book Description Heinemann Educational Publishers. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0435120360I3N00