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  1. #21
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    Default Re: A Literary Thread

    Thanks for the Heads Up on 'A Fair Wind for London'! Being a trustee of the East Coast Sail Trust who operate 'Thalatta', I figured it made a lot of sense to read a bit of her history! Now ordered through Amazon...thanks again Black Diamond...I might have missed this one otherwise.
    I wish they would move mornings to a more convenient time of the day...

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    Pleasure, Cobra, it's an easy read and well penned, a skill that passed to all three of his sons, one of whom has Marmite politics and attracts a lot of media attention. Being an old Tollesbury lad, I remember well the story about the Memory being bought by Fellowship Afloat, who employed Divine Finance, or were telling porkies about how empty their piggybank was!

  3. #23
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    Secret Water by Arthur Ransome seems to have escaped being mentioned.

  4. #24
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    Haven't read James Wentworth Day's Rum Owd Boys but his Coastal Adventure, published in 1949, is mainly about Essex: "Marshes and the Sea; Shooting and Fishing; Wildfowl and Waders and Men who sail in Small Boats". It contains evocative descriptions of wartime winter wildfowling aboard the smack MN9 Joseph T (called Joseph and Mary in the book), Canvey, Foulness, Potton, Wallasea, Tollesbury, Maldon and Mersea, barges, smuggling, a lament for the J Class and much more...

    Wentworth Day's extremely non-PC views of post-war Burnham with its "...horde of would-be yachtsmen who flail up and down in their shiny little boats, leaving usually to leeward a faint odour of the juniper berry... they are merely lineal descendants of the Cockneys..." would surely never get published these days. And if he had had his way, the RCYC clubhouse on the Burnham waterfront would never have been built...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leighb View Post
    Michael Green’s other sailing book “The Art of Coarse Cruising” is nearly as funny as the Norfolk Broads one, but with a wider application for cruising sailors.
    I would like to read, but have failed to find a copy of, “Gotty goes Furrin
    Just been reprinted - http://035-350.co.uk/035-350-publishing-company

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianc1200 View Post
    Thanks for the link.

  7. #27
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    What about the books by KM Peyton? I cannot remember the titles but when I was a youth I read a whole set of them from my local library, all novels based on Essex smacks and barges.

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