Penny Minney Crabs Odyssey Malta to Istanbul in an Open Boat

Crab’s Odyssey: Malta to Istanbul in an Open Boat

It began with the shipwreck of the ferry taking them to join their newly purchased boat on Malta, and ended with them finding an authoritative Ancient Greek historian wrong about the Bosphorus passage. Two ordinary second-year students at Somerville College Oxford and their assorted crews sailed more than 1,500 miles in an open boat over…

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Richard Hughes, Author, Father by Penelope Hughes

Richard Hughes, Author, Father by Penelope Hughes

The author of A High Wind in Jamaica, The Fox in the Attic, The Wooden Shepherdess and In Hazard, is strikingly portrayed in this perceptive memoir by his daughter. The life of the imagination is exposed, from Hughes’s story-telling to his children, to the creative surges leading to his greatest fiction. Among his friends were…

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