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A boy becomes a man on a tall ship,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Last Grain Race (Paperback)
A stunning tale of adventure. Take a bunch of rough youngsters, an old tall ship, wild weather, and a trip from Ireland to Australia and back, throw in a boys gradual mastery of a dying skill (and of himself) and the early display of fine writing skills of the author, lots of humour, technical detail and an absolutely awesome description of a storm in the south sea, and you have an exceptional book, I read all night!