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Seagulls in My Soup: Further Adventures of a Wayward Sailor Paperback – 28 Jan 2000

3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical; New Ed edition (28 Jan. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713653108
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713653106
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 13.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 616,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Good dialogue and great Jonesian prose, so dense you can walk on it and watch your tracks fill up with seawater."

"His characters are unforgettable and the stories hilarious."

"If there ever was anything saltier than a salted herring, it must be Tristan Jones . . . the writer's style is inimitable and the prose so alive that you can smell the seaweed and hear the seagulls of which he was so fond. Settle back for a good read. . ." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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I have read all of Tristan Jones books and would rate this as one of his two very best ones. It is a mixture of autobiography and fiction that come together to make a little gem. With his Welsh charm, his natural ability as a story teller and his great love of literature he observes life and writes about it beautifully. I would recommend this book to anyone sailor or land lubber, you will be charmed.
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Not up to the usual standard of this writer. The story is very pedestrian and no where near as entertaining as 'a star to steer her by'
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Everyone should read it
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Amazon.com: 3.7 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Tristan Jones account of his time in Spain 4 Feb. 2014
By Jerry O - Published on Amazon.com
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I was expecting one of tristan Jones wild accounts of sailing but found this book to be rather boring. Not up to his other books, particularly his account of setting the world altitude record for sailing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 18 May 2015
By COLIN JOHN NEILL - Published on Amazon.com
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2.0 out of 5 stars Is it really Tristan 13 May 2002
By Geoff - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I've read most of Tristan Jone's books, and they all have a distinct writing style. 'Seagulls in my soup', however, has a distinctly different style. We do know from other work that Tristan is a tough nut. He reports the only time that he ever cried was when his eye was knocked out of its socket by a falling gaff and he had to shove the eye back into place. He also, normally, uses as many expletives as non expletives. Yet in this book the writer seems somewhat less than rough around the edges, embarrassed by the usual expletives, over uses adjectives and metaphors that can only be described as cringe material, and in general portrays Tristan as some kind of new aged sensitive type. Having said all this I think the book is fine in its own right, but I don't like the feeling of being conned. I really can't believe that the author is Tristan Jones.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great salty yarn, as good as any ever before. 21 Sept. 1996
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There might be a better Tristan Jones book,but this one ranks
right in there with his best. If you've never read a tale
by this master sailor and adventurer, then start with Saga
of a wayward sailor, or maybe Ice, or even....ah well, what
ever Jones book you read first, you'll be back here,
guaranteed.No one ever has enough of the adventures of this
salty lad. The angels of death visited him not long ago, so
what we have is all we'll ever get. Enjoy, for there'll
not be another like him.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pearls of Wisdom 14 May 1999
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Format: Paperback
He must have been in a great mood when he wrote this- the funniest of his books. Not so much about his sailing adventures as the array of characters he is surrounded by. Within every hilarious espisode, Jones is never without the pearls of wisdom which makes him the unique author he is. 5 stars and the north kicked in for good measure.
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