Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Gipsy Moth Circles the World by Sir Francis Chichester

First sentence:

"This is a fairy story for me."


"Here is a magnificent book to match a magnificent venture -- Sir Francis Chichester's personal account of the extraordinary feat that captured the imagination of the world. Told in his own colorful words and illustrated with his own photographs, some taken by remote control of himself in action, the book literally takes the reader aboard the Gipsy Moth IV throughout the entire fabulous voyage." -- from the inside flap

My thoughts:

Sir Francis Chichester tells a fascinating and detailed story of his historic solo circumnavigation via the Southern Oceans. From day to day, with changes in the weather and the boat's responses to it, there were plenty of surprises both good and bad. I enjoyed reading this book very much.

Date read: 7/7/2009
Book #: 36
Challenges: 999 Challenge, In Their Shoes Challenge, Non-Fiction Five Challenge 2009
Rating: 4*/5
Genre: Memoir

Publisher: Coward-McCann, Inc.
Year: 1967
# of pages: 222
Binding: Hardcover
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