Top positive review
Not Utterly Useless at All. Just Quite Useless.
17 August 2017
Okay, I'll declare a interest in the book. I knew Bob at school, some fifty odd years ago. I haven't seen him since. So enjoyed this book very much from the point of view of getting to know him again. But I also have to say, as a fan of this kind of travel writing, I really enjoyed the book. It's very well written. The style is quite leisurely, as indeed is a boat, so it makes an easy read. And you learn a lot about boats, which is interesting. But most enjoyable the fact that neither Bob nor his wife, are expert sailors. As indeed the title suggests. And the books is full of hair-raising, and very funny, incidents. If you are not intending to buy a boat and sail it around the Mediterranean then I'd recommend you buy this book.