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The unputdownable thing about "Phoenix..." is that it takes you to familiar places you've never been... introducing you to strangers by the shore.

Justin and Linda spent seven years traveling between France, Ireland, Scotland, and their much-loved Cornwall. They lived on board a classic boat which they built themselves, as amateurs - starting with the trees - having lost t
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Paperback, 258 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Bloomsbury
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Tim Corke
If you harbour romantic dreams of sustainable living and a slower pace of life then I'd thoroughly recommend Phoenix From The Ashes. Following the life of Justin and Linda as they recover from the sudden inferno and destruction of their home, this account is a modern day adventure story of overcoming the odds and being honest to your dreams.

For most of us deciding to build a traditional timber sailing boat and then to live aboard would be a step too far but for the Ruthven-Tyers family they did...more
Debra Richmond
I was really leery about the quality of the giveaway books. This was the first one that I received and it was delightful. The characters described along the journey were tremendously interesting and I found myself laughing at every page. I'm from the other side of the ocean and a confirmed landlubber, so I read the book with my electronic dictionary in hand, but that too was a joy because I feel cheated if I haven't learned something new from a book. "Phoenix From the Ashes" greatly expanded my...more
Aaron Deerey
I won this book through the Goodreads giveaway and really liked it. It was all fast paced and I would have liked to hear more about the struggles of the build, but overall it was well done. The author talks about all the crazy people that live on boats (not them of course) and the numerous times they almost kill themselves which weaves into an amusing narrative. It will also give you a feel for coastal Britain and Ireland and brings out the similarities and difference of each port they find them...more
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