5.0 out of 5 stars
An amazing race., 30 July 2016
This is a brilliant read. It gives a wonderful insight into what it was like to work as a deck hand on a large ocean going sailing ship in the 1930's.I was full of admiration for Eric Newby taking on such an onerous journey at such a young age. Well written with great facts, daring encounters, amusing tales, and an exciting ending.