Trouble with Old Boats is a distillation of Adrian Morgan's best columns written over the years for the international yachting magazine Classic Boat. It might as well be titled "The Trouble with Adrian Morgan..." as he takes us through the travails of trying to eke out a precarious living building hand-made wooden clinker boats in a freezing cowshed somewhere I've never heard of in Scotland. This is what sailors call a 'bunkside read' - a collection of easy, bed-time tales. That's not to say that the collection is not at times, thought-provoking. Most of the time however, most of us will smile in moments of recognition: the moment a 'good' jumper becomes a 'work' jumper (when you succumb to temptation and wipe your oily hands on it); the fact that when you lose your screwdriver you are bound to find your tape-measure as consolation prize. Add to this, the lovely naive illustrations of local artist Charlotte Watters, and you've the makings of a shining example of the genre. It would also make a good pressie for the sailing man in your life, unlike a book of knots or ANY nautically-themed clothing!