THE SET OF THE SAILS by Alan Villiors

THE SET OF THE SAILS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Fresh and sparkling autobiography, and the chronicle of a good and adventurous life spent largely at sea. Born in Melbourne at the beginning of the century, as sailing ships were beginning to disappear, he was drawn to the sea in boyhood and embarked on his career at fifteen. He sailed many seas in many types of ships, encountered hardships, but experienced the freedom, excitement, comradeship of this way of life. A personal history of considerable enthusiasm and nostalgia for the days of the great Cape Horners.

Pub Date: Jan. 10th, 1949
Publisher: Scribner