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Atlantic Britain - The Story of the Sea a Man and a Ship (Electronic book text, ePub ed)
Atlantic Britain - The Story of the Sea a Man and a Ship (Electronic book text, ePub ed): Adam Nicolson

Atlantic Britain - The Story of the Sea a Man and a Ship (Electronic book text, ePub ed)

Adam Nicolson

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Accompanied by an eight-part series, this is the story of Adam Nicolson's adventure in a small boat around the western coast of the British Isles. Early in the year, Adam Nicolson decided to leave his comfy life at home on a Sussex farm and go on an adventure. Equipped with the Auk, a forty-two-foot wooden ketch, and a friend who at least knew how to sail, he set off up the Atlantic coasts of the British Isles: Cornwall to Scilly, over to Pembrokeshire and the west of Ireland, to the Hebrides and its offliers, St Kilda and North Rona, before heading on to Orkney, and finally to the Faroes, a two hundred mile leap out into the autumn winds of the North Atlantic. But the book is not just a travel journal. Adam Nicolson writes of his own yearnings for the sea and for wide open spaces. His year is strung between the competing claims of leaving and belonging, of thinking that no life could be more exhilarating than battling a big gale driving in out of the Atlantic and of wanting to be back, in harbour, safe, still and protected. Running throughout the book is a dialogue within the author himself between the attractions of home and not home, the certainties of what you know and the seductions of what you don't. Reflective and poetic, this book is full of rich experience. It is a story passionately engaged with the beauty and marvels of the wild Atlantic coast, but is also a self-portrait of a man in the middle of his life who is determined to find out what it's all for.

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Imprint: HarperPerennial
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2010
Authors: Adam Nicolson
Format: Electronic book text - Reflowable
Pages: 192
Edition: ePub ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-740270-0
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > Geography
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday
Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Human geography
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Water sports & recreations
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel writing
Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Human geography > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Water sports & recreations > Boating
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel writing > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Water sports & recreations > Boating > General
Books > Travel > Travel writing
Books > Travel > Travel writing > General
LSN: 0-00-740270-8
Barcode: 9780007402700

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