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The Pull of The Tide

The Pull of The Tide [Kindle Edition]

Malachi Jones
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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1936 - Mallory is the captain of a tramp ship. Up to his eyes in hock he takes his ship 'Aspatria' anywhere he can to make a quick buck.

Crewed by reprobates like Macpherson the homicidal Gorbals bosun, Auntie Joan the transvestite third engineer and "Fingers" Nestorowicz the digit-deprived Polish cook in carpet slippers, the ship oil slicks its way around the salubrious coasts of the world, getting into one hilarious scrape after another.

Join our gallant captain and his sea mongrels for a ripping yarn of adventure and romance on the high seas.

The sequel, 'The Surge of The Sea' will be available for download in January 2013.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 282 KB
  • Print Length: 124 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #91,586 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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When I wanted to go to sea, my teachers at the nautical college filled my head with stories of runs ashore and jolly japes. At 16, this largely fuelled my enthusiasm for a career in the British Merchant Navy. At college, the closest we got to any of this was nearly hanging a very irritating student off a rotating radar scanner one day and electrocuting ourselves to varying degrees on a regular basis.

When I finally got to join ships three years later, it was the 1980's and things were already changing. Of course when they told their stories, my teachers had been thinking about when they had gone to sea thirty years earlier. This hadn't really dawned on me at the time. Can I sue for a mis-sold career ?

Now thirty years later, I've seen a lot of places and met a lot of interesting people and I still work with the sea - in fact, I can hear it now, gently lapping on to the beach as I type. Many of the characters I've known are dead, alcoholic or run greengrocers shops, but they will always live on in my books.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read 12 Nov 2012
By fosgon
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A good read. Once you get to know the characters you get a real feel for the crew of the Aspatria. It took me about twenty pages to get into the story but then I finished the rest in just two sittings. A great book for the commute into London.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read! 11 Nov 2012
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I found this book to be both funny and informative, and I found the characters interesting. I couldn't put this book down and I would definitely recommend it as a 'must read!'
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comical Characters of the Sea 9 Nov 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is a funny, well written and compelling to read. Excellent tales of the high seas. I did not want to put the book down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 7 Jan 2014
By Mike
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A great little book, interesting and full of exciting 'little dits.'

Perfect for a short haul flight.

A highly recommended read, especially at the price!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Lousy opening 2 Sep 2013
By Butts
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Didn't read or feel right. Sort of Casablanca writ wrong and desperate. Implausible, and heroes and villains straight from the '30s paper back dreadfulls.
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