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A century of sail,
This review is from: We, The Drowned (Hardcover)
This was not at all the book I was expecting, but it ended up as a very readable novel relating the history of three generations of sailors from one town in Denmark, from the mid 1800s to the end of the Second World War. At the very beginning it seemed all fantasy or myth, and I felt the book might not be for me, but as I went on it emerged as the moving, funny and tragic tale of a series of wonderfully stoic people. Their adventures could have been far-fetched but somehow didn't feel that unlikely. In fact at the end, which was the point when I almost burst into tears, I wanted to know what would happen next. My grandfather was Danish and I know a little of the history of that nation and I feel that Mr Jensen had really done his homework on the people and town of Marstal. A great read.