Grafton BooksLondo, 1989, Paperback, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, First Paperback
black & red titles spine; a volume in the 'Mariner's Library' series; illustrated by b/w. photo's., maps & drawings; cover illust. by Geoff Hunt; introduction by Arthur Ransome; "In 1928, Erling Tambs and his bride set off from Norway in the old pilot cutter, Teddy, with no sextant or barometer, and only one and sevenpence in small change. They had no special destination and no urgency, but it was the beginning of three years of adventurous and often accident-prone sailing amongst islands in two oceans. At Vigo the crew of two was increased by the gift of a dog, Spare Provisions, at Las Palmas by the birth of Tony, and in New Zealand by a daughter, Tui. Moments of high drama occurred, too: the Tambs family were in New Zealand at the time of the great earthquake of 1931, and they were also forced to endure a terrifying and disastrous shipwreck. But the charm of the narrative lies in the delightful picture of the Tambs family afloat, and in their encounters with people and places in the more exotic corners of the world." 182 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Ocean Sailing; Sports & Pastimes; Ships & the Sea. ISBN: 0246135107. ISBN/EAN: 9780246135100. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: SPT00032.