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4.0 out of 5 stars
Well written but needed more character development, 17 Sept. 2003
Radcliffe writes in such great and involved detail about the events of the second world war that it is easy to imerse yourself in the era. I do feel that some of his main characters (eg. Maria) could have one with greater development, though this development was not lacking in his descriptions of the seamen and how they dealt with life on 'Daisy'. I think this is possibly because the descriptions of life at sea were written in the first person by a 'fellow seaman' who 'knew' the people he was writing about, whereas the descriptions of Michael's life in Uruguay were effectively written in the third person.
Overall this book kept me interested with its mixture of history, humour and atmoshperic descriptions of life on the Atlantic convoys, though I preferred Under an English Heaven which is quite similar.