Peter Nichols





Peter Nichols



NOT alias for John Christopher / Sam Youd
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Average rating: 3.49 · 10,150 ratings · 1,212 reviews · 54 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Rocks

3.19 avg rating — 6,738 ratings — published 2015 — 16 editions
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A Voyage for Madmen

4.24 avg rating — 2,460 ratings — published 1997 — 20 editions
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Evolution's Captain: The Da...

3.91 avg rating — 314 ratings — published 2003 — 17 editions
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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

3.45 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 1967 — 4 editions
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Sea Change: Alone Across th...

4.20 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 1998 — 11 editions
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Final Voyage: A Story of Ar...

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3.30 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 2009 — 12 editions
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Oil and Ice: A Story of Arc...

3.62 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Voyage to the North Star: A...

3.27 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Joe Egg

3.34 avg rating — 29 ratings3 editions
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Passion Play

2.65 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1981 — 8 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

“The likelihood of meeting anyone who wouldn't make him feel even lonelier seemed increasingly remote. Life was a dwindling process now, not a building proposition. He couldn't imagine being with someone new, opening up, feeling appreciated and understood, without having to explain his dubious non sequiturs and increasingly arcane or redundant frame of reference.”
Peter Nichols, The Rocks

“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

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