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Book talks – Blown away at the yachtclub

We didn’t realise the strength of the wind till we were on the walkway, when I had to clutch my armful of materials and struggle to avoid being blown away. I was crossing a floating marina walkway in Blythe to give a talk to the Royal Northumbrian Yacht Club about my Mediterranean sailing memoire, Crab’s…

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What an honour! Telling Seaham lifeboat supporters about Crab’s Odyssey

Great fun yesterday (15 November) as I gave a presentation on my memoir book Crab’s Odyssey: Malta to Istanbul in an Open Boat about sailing in the Mediterranean. I am very honoured to be at the Heritage Museum at Seaham, home of the famous Seaham lifeboat, 2 days before tomorrow’s 55th anniversary of the tragedy.…

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Events – Corbridge Farm Women’s Club

Many thanks to Corbridge Farm Women’s Club! One of my most responsive audiences for some readings from Crab’s Odyssey was the Corbridge Farm Women’s Club. It was exciting to travel up to that beautiful historic Northumberland town and tell them about my sailing adventures in the Mediterranean, 60 years ago. It seemed such an unlikely…

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Crab’s Odyssey events

1 February 2017: Lit and Phil, 3 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE.   21 January 2017: Oxford book-launch party at Bear and Ragged Staff, 28 Appleton Road, Cumnor, Oxford, OX2 9QH.   21 December 2016: 1st book-launch party, Horns House, Witton Gilbert, Durham.

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