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Sextant: A Voyage Guided by the Stars and the Men &hellip by David Barrie
Most excellent and enjoyable read opening up the wonderful world of the sextant and the courageous, and frequently anonymous men who explored and charted the world's coastlines.
At the same time David Barrie gives a good account of real ocean crossings under sail in small boats before the advent of fibreglass, electronics, dry decks and cabins, reliable marine engines and pretty much everything else which today is taken as standard by those who 'go to sea' in modern comfort and security.
Memoirs of a British agent by Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart
Memoirs of a British agent by Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart
I ordered the book very close to Christmas as a present for a friend whom I had recommended it.
It's an excellent edition (far better than my own copy) arrived in time and I was delighted with the service
The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Atho&hellip by Patrick Leigh Fermor
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Having waited years, 27 Sep 2013
Having waited, as so many others have for the culmination of the Great Drudge I can only compliment the authors on their translation and elucidation of PLF's notes and memoires. Many of the passages flow with all his verve, soaring text and brings pictures to mind yet again - the storks leaving, the mad hare-eyed companion, . . . and more and more for you to find. Yes, it jumps about a bit, and no, in the circumstances if the wandering Byzantine histories and tribal migrations are not as extensive as before, no problem.
However, I'm just beginning to wonder HOW PLF could wander so far across Europe with ne'er an eye to what was happening in the bigger picture of the world around him… Read more

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