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Topsail & Battleaxe: A Voyage in the Wake of the Vikings

Cunliffe, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0715391232 / ISBN 13: 9780715391235
Published by David & Charles, Newton Abbot, London, 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Gold-stamped aqua bds, minor rubbing bottom bds. Map endpapers. Author's 1989 autograph on half-title pg. No names, clean text. Unblemished dust jacket. With many striking color photos. Solid. 16666 shelf. Bookseller Inventory # 052956

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Title: Topsail & Battleaxe: A Voyage in the Wake of...

Publisher: David & Charles, Newton Abbot, London

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Tom Cunliffe and his wife, Ros, gathered their four-year-old daughter and a couple of friends and embark on an amazing expedition sailinh north from England to Norway, bashing their way westward from Norway to Iceland, then past Greenland to L'Anse aux Meadows in Northern Newfoundland in the 75 year-old pilot cutter Hirta. Their burning desire to retrace the explorations of the 10th century Vikings is told with gusto, and Cunliffe interweaves stories of Viking adventures with Hirta's progress, relating a great deal about ancient Viking history and showing that the VIking spirit still lives on in present-day Scandinavians

About the Author:

Tom Cunliffe has written 25 books, including two "Best Books of the Sea" award winners. He is one of Britain's leading writers on sailing and the sea and has worked on vessels from dinghies to large gaff schooners. He edits The Shell Channel Pilot and is a columnist for Yachting Monthly, Yachting World and SAIL magazine.

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