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A moving tale of determination.,
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This review is from: Humble Launching, A Story of a Little Boy Growing Up at Sea (The Rundel Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Unlike most books of this genre which are written following a hero forward through time, this book, (as the Intro explains) is the view of an old admiral looking back over his life.
So read this tale as if you were listening to an old sailor relating his life, with the advantage of hindsight to know what effects
decisions taken at the time would have in the future.
This novel is not written by a great wordsmith with long intensely detailed descriptive passages, it is much more the homely honest language I would expect if listening to an ordinary person reminiscing about his life.
With this view in mind it is easy to forgive discrepancies like the fact that Ben seems to grow and shrink a few inches now and then. and a year is always shorter looking back than looking forward.
All in all, a heart warming tale of just what grit and determination can achieve against adversity.