Casting Off: How a City Girl Found Happiness on the High Seas Paperback – 3 Jul 2014
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Casting Off is an autobiography as exciting as a novel; I couldn't put it down. Emma Bamford is a great writer who knows how to hook her reader. (Katie Fforde 2016-01-15)
an engaging tale...there is much fun to be had (The independent)
The feel-good, moving account of a young woman's love of the sea. (Charlotte Clay Daily Express 2014-07-11)
Wryly funny, fast-paced, with a good plot and tons of adventure, this entertaining debut would make a great holiday read ... part memoir, part travelogue, part romance. (Rebecca Wallersteiner The Lady 2014-07-11)
An inspiring and entertaining read about breaking free from the rat race and having the courage to chase your dreams. (Closer 2014-06-27)
a funny and inspiring story (Yachting Life)
An absorbing tale (Yachts & Yachting)
An accessible and appealing true-like tale. (Independent on Sunday)
Sun, sea and gorgeous sailors - the route to happiness, surely? After an early-mid-life-crisis, Emma leaves her highly stressed, fast-paced life as a journalist on the Independent for a sailing adventure and finds that it is possible to find fulfillment - and love - on your own terms.See all Product description
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Nowadays it seems hard to find a book like this which is well written (and therefore easy to read) fast paced (you'll feel like you're globetrotting with the author) and has some real substance and a life message, it's so, so much more than the normal chick lit which you might decide to pick up at the airport on the way to your holiday. You just might find yourself inspired by this real life adventurer.
Have a read for yourself and you'll see what I mean.
Great reading, either for those who wish to consider throwing everything aside and taking the plunge, or for those who wish to experience it vicariously. I read it at one go.
While this is 'a woman's journey to find herself' it offers so much more than so many chic lit books that litter the shelves these days. Emma writes clearly, simply and honestly and spins a gripping and entertaining yarn. This IS your holiday read. Don't hesitate, pick it up. Then get motivated to live a more interesting life.