Hurst & Blackett, 1956, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First
map end-papers; John Harris again tells a rousing story of the sea. In Sydney lives an Italian fisherboat family of three: Giuseppe who has become Joe, his wife Rosa and their growing daughter Frankie. Joe works no harder than he should, and times are evil; the mortgaged boat will go, and what then? but Rosa has a plan, a truly fantastic one. Across the island-studded Pacific lies America. To make the islands on the Tina S. and string along eastward, to elude pursuit and somehow, some time, to reach the American coast, is the task finally imposed on the reluctant Joe by Rosa backed by an enthusiastic Frankie. Then, at the last moment, they find another hand - a young man called Willie who seems to have his own reasons for taking a long holiday. Into his story of the mad and gallant voyage of the Tina S. John Harris infuses all the vigour and gusto of narration and characterization which give his work its special stamp. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 228 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. foxing to page edges only. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage but rear D/J. slightly soiled. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine. red cloth. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Novel; Ships & the Sea. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3501.