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Great Circle [Kindle Edition]

Sam Llewellyn
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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For climbers there is Everest. For sailors there is the Great Circle - a race round the world from Portsmouth, UK, leaving the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn to port.

In the Great Circle, men and women pit their wits against each other - and against the big, cold, violent sea.

Ed, UK, is racing for his reputation. Art, USA, is racing for his job. Tubes, Australia, is racing for the hell of it. Harriet is racing for love. And Emily is racing towards oblivion. For all of them and the rest of the crews, crossing the finish line first is only half the battle...

Set mostly at sea, Great Circle is a Sam Llewellyn favourite.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1740 KB
  • Print Length: 406 pages
  • Publisher: New Hat (24 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #77,871 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best yachting novels ever. 11 May 2013
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GREAT CIRCLE Sam Llewellyn 1987

Sam Llewellyn’s sailing-based novels were nearly all penned in the 1980s and 1990 ands have had a place on my ‘favourite reading’ bookshelf since each was published. At least once every couple of years I reach down a couple of the now dog-eared paperbacks and take them with me on holiday and despite having read all of them at least twice they are still as enjoyable today as they were twenty years ago, perhaps partly because they are set in the era of my own serious sailing days.

GREAT CIRCLE is unlike most of the Llewellyn’s books, it is not a thriller, murder mystery although there is still action and skulduggery aplenty; but follows the crews of several racing yachts on a fictitious Round the World Race, their trials and dangers, relationships, loves and the dangerous politics behind the large ocean races. As virtually all of the action in the novel takes place at sea or around boats and as usual Llewellyn’s knowledge and experience of sailing shine through with well crafted nautical descriptions that are couched to appeal equally to the sailor and the armchair yachtsman.

This is perhaps my favourite of this authors fiction works and as most of the action is set at sea has probably dated a little less than his thrillers.

An excellent absorbing read which is worth buying reading and keeping tol revisit after a couple of years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars None 13 Jan. 2014
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How to make ocean racing popular! Vintage Llewellyn, characters you care about and a plot that keeps you turning the page.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Sam Llewellyn great 8 Jan. 2014
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I couldn't put this this book down, frequently reading into the small hours of the morning. I would recommend this book to anyone who has sailed offshore on a cold, wet, windy night.
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