CHILDREN OF CAPE HORN: An Extraordinary Family's Incredible Voyage by Rosie Swale

CHILDREN OF CAPE HORN: An Extraordinary Family's Incredible Voyage

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A cheeky, happy-go-lucky account of how Rosie, husband Colin and babies Eve and James Mario piloted their little 30-foot boat/home, the Anneliese on a 30,000-mile around-the-Horn junket. ""She was just a boat off the shelf, not a specially built boat like Chichester's,"" says Rosie whose exuberance knows no bounds. And despite near drownings and a fearful and almost fatal miscarriage suffered in mid-ocean a thousand miles from nowhere, she makes it all seem very snug and domestic -- a long way from the grim ordeal recounted in Robertson's Survive the Savage Seas (1973). The commercial and somewhat gimmicky nature of the expedition (they had more sponsors than daytime TV) and Rosie's exhibitionist bent (in husband Colin's photos she's clad -- when at all -- in the teeniest of bikinis) hardly detract from the appeal of these reckless but likable free spirits.

Pub Date: Sept. 17th, 1974
Publisher: Walker