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    "The Long Voyage"
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2009 Nov 1, 12:19 -0000

    I enjoy reading accounts of sea voyaging, especially under sail, and have
    recently come across two books by H C de Mierre, "The Long Voyage", about 3
    years of his apprenticeship in 1905-08, published 1963, and "Clipper Ships
    to Ocean Greyhounds", about his further years at sea.
    
    The earlier volume did most for me, and I attach a short passage which gives
    a taste of the style, and the nautical precision, with which it's written.
    It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it is mine.
    
    There's no connection between this and a somewhat-squalid argument I seem to
    be having at the moment with Frank Reed, about disbelieving another passage
    by the same author.
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable, at  george{at}hux.me.uk
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
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