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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Books you couldn’t sail without?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattonthesea View Post
    The inspiration for my journey! The Breath of Angels by John Beattie.
    Of course! Thanks very much for the reminder. I'd like to read it yet again.

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    Default Re: Books you couldn’t sail without?

    Sell Up and Sail - Bill and Laurel Cooper
    Wonderful book full of common sense, humour, far horizons and everything the liveaboard could hope for.

    Jonathan Livingstone Seagull - Richard Bach
    For those times of self-doubt and melancholy. Beautiful book that will lift spirits and give strength. I've found it truly inspirational at times.

    The Master Mariner - Nicholas Monsarrat
    In fact anything by Monsarrat. Brilliantly researched and an absolute masterpiece.

    All three titles could easily become old friends.
    "I thought my daffodils were yellow until I met Joe Kennedy."

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Books you couldn’t sail without?

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleSister View Post
    Yes, I've read Sea Change (and probably still have it somewhere) and liked it a lot. I remember very strongly the feel of the book - his mood etc. - but have completely forgotten about any of the incidents. I think he wrote another book afterwards, but that I wasn't so taken by.[I may be getting confused - I think one of his books was 'Sailing Out of Silence', but can't remember which was which]

    John Caldwell's Desperate Voyage, as someone has mentioned, is also a great read.

    There's another I liked in that series, can't remember title [South Sea Vagabonds?] or author, but is about young New Zealander (maybe two) who builds a boat from logs found on the shore, and sails round the South Pacific having adventures, like making money by sailing a saloon full of oranges from one island group to another. Some of it seems pretty unbelievable, while other parts ring true.

    Another sailing tale I liked a great deal - enough to re-read later - was about a lecturer taking a year off and sailing off from Whitby to go round the world. [Please remind me of the title, someone, it's bugging me!] Unlike the one above this is absolutely believable on both the human and boat issues fronts.
    John Wray, New Zealander. I have it on my shelf. Life enhancing discovery of personal freedom and ripping sailing yarn.
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    Default Re: Books you couldn’t sail without?

    Quote Originally Posted by saab96 View Post
    Three great ones there. So I will try to get the fourth.

    Do you know Peter Nichols, Sea Change A story of love and loss. Sailing his spartanly equipped 27 footer from England to the USA the boat springs a horrendous leak making the voyage a struggle to survive. Sheridan House, USA
    Any east coast sailor should read Frank Mulville. Maybe start with Terschelling Sands. He is the Bill Tillman of the North Sea
    Bring the Caribbean nearer with a good book, See www.lesweatheritt.com/books

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    Default Re: Books you couldn’t sail without?

    "Close Hauled" by Adlard Coles is an enjoyable read.
    "Brexit: like watching a library being burned down by people who can't read"

  6. #26
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    Default Re: Books you couldn’t sail without?

    Quote Originally Posted by saab96 View Post
    Any east coast sailor should read Frank Mulville. Maybe start with Terschelling Sands. He is the Bill Tillman of the North Sea
    Which reminds me, how can we have not yet mentioned "The Riddle of the Sands' by Erskine Childers?

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    Default Re: Books you couldn’t sail without?

    Arthur Ransome is familiar name but his best, for me, is Racundra's First Cruise

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    Default Re: Books you couldn’t sail without?

    Lord of the Rings. To be taken to my desert island in place of the Bible and Shakespeare. (I'm a devout atheist and Shakespeare is written in a foreign language)

    Mountaineering in Scotland. The other book I'd take.
    Cynical Scottish very nearly retired engineer who sails a Gib'Sea 96.

  9. #29
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    Default Re: Books you couldn’t sail without?

    Quote Originally Posted by Major_Clanger View Post
    Sell Up and Sail - Bill and Laurel Cooper
    Wonderful book full of common sense, humour, far horizons and everything the liveaboard could hope for.

    Jonathan Livingstone Seagull - Richard Bach
    For those times of self-doubt and melancholy. Beautiful book that will lift spirits and give strength. I've found it truly inspirational at times.

    The Master Mariner - Nicholas Monsarrat
    In fact anything by Monsarrat. Brilliantly researched and an absolute masterpiece.

    All three titles could easily become old friends.
    Sell up and Sail is probably the best guide to the liveaboard life.

  10. #30
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    Default Re: Books you couldn’t sail without?

    I'd like to suggest 'Voyaging On A Small Income' by Annie Hill, for I think she'll 'speak to you'.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Voyaging-Sm.../dp/1888671378


    There are several others by her.

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