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With characteristic eloquence and a healthy dose of humor. Tristan Jones tells a gripping story of sailing 8,000 miles from Istanbul to Thailand.
Hardcover, 252 pages
Published April 1st 1988 by Hearst Books (first published January 1st 1988)
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Coalbanks
Mar 16, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: all armchair sailors, retirees with more to contribute
I enjoy Tristan Jones recollections of his life at sea. Some may find him somewhat less than enlightened in ths politically correct era but he is what he is - a man of his times & place. Raised to & by hard work on sailing craft in English waters & the Royal Navy he used his tales of travel in small (very small sail boats) to finance new voyages which was the only life he cared for until he realized he had more to contribute & experience & eventually became a sailing/life coa ...more
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Jun 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Not particularly profound, but Jones is a great storyteller and his experiences are great stories.
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Tristan Jones will always be on my Mount Rushmore of authors!
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Arthur Jones, pen name Tristan Jones was a prolific English author and mariner. His stories, mostly about sailing, are a combination of both fact and fiction, and it is rather difficult to tell these apart.
He was an illegitimate child, and was raised mainly in orphanages. He joined the Royal Navy in 1946, and se
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