Peter Nichols





Peter Nichols

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NOT alias for John Christopher / Sam Youd
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Average rating: 3.91 · 2,810 ratings · 369 reviews · 50 distinct works · Similar authors
A Voyage for Madmen
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 1,557 ratings — published 1997 — 17 editions
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The Rocks
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 530 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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Evolution's Captain: The Da...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 246 ratings — published 2003 — 17 editions
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A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 1967 — 3 editions
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Sea Change: Alone Across th...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1998 — 10 editions
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Final Voyage: A Story of Ar...
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3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2009 — 12 editions
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Oil and Ice: A Story of Arc...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Voyage to the North Star: A...
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Joe Egg
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The National Health, Or Nur...
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1970 — 3 editions
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“In any age, there is no shortage of people willing to embark on a hazardous adventure. Columbus and Magellan filled eight ships between them for voyages into the void. One hundred and fifty years ago, the possibilities offered by missionary service were limitless and first-rate. Later, Scott and Shackleton turned away droves after filling their crews for their desperate Antarctic voyages. In 1959 ... sailor H.W. Tilman, looking for a crew for a voyage in an old wooden yacht to the Southern Ocean, ran this ad in the London Times: "Hand [man] wanted for long voyage in small boat. No pay, no prospects, not much pleasure." Tilman received more replies than he could investigate, one from as far away as Saigon.”
Peter Nichols, Evolution's Captain: The Dark Fate of the Man Who Sailed Charles Darwin Around the World

“Donald Crowhurst had an extraordinary talent for making people believe him. His power lay in the fact that he had completely convinced himself.”
Peter Nichols, A Voyage for Madmen

“Keep Ithaka always in your mind. Arriving there is what you are destined for. But do not hurry the journey at all. Better if it lasts for years, so you are old by the time you reach the island, wealthy with all you have gained on the way, not expecting Ithaka to make you rich. Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey. Without her you would not have set out. . . ”
Peter Nichols, The Rocks: A Novel

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