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The Boat Who Wouldn't Float

Mowat, Farley

Edité par Heinemann, 1970, 1970
ISBN 10: 0316586501 / ISBN 13: 9780316586504
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Titre : The Boat Who Wouldn't Float

Éditeur : Heinemann, 1970

Date d'édition : 1970

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Very Good+

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good

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Very Good+/Very Good. fiction, D/J PC, 1st Great Britian Edition. N° de réf. du libraire 007111

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Synopsis : It seemed like a good idea. Tired of everyday life ashore, Farley Mowat would find a sturdy boat in Newfoundland and roam the salt sea over, free as a bird. What he found was the worst boat in the world, and she nearly drove him mad. The Happy Adventure, despite all that Farley and his Newfoundland helpers could do, leaked like a sieve. Her engine only worked when she felt like it. Typically, on her maiden voyage, with the engine stuck in reverse, she backed out of the harbour under full sail. And she sank, regularly.

How Farley and a varied crew, including the intrepid lady who married him, coaxed the boat from Newfoundland to Lake Ontario is a marvellous story. The encounters with sharks, rum-runners, rum and a host of unforgettable characters on land and sea make this a very funny book for readers of all ages.

Note de l'éditeur: Happy Adventure was a schooner with one fatal flaw. It leaked like a sieve. So why would anyone repeatedly expose himself and his friends to the elements of the North Atlantic in a treacherous, stubborn, uncomfortable, unfloatable boat which at last count, has sunk eight times? Any explanation of this appalling narative seems outrageously unlikely. But the story is true. All too true. And it's decidedly the funniest story yet from Farley Mowat, whose books have sold over a million and a half copies in this country alone.

"Great, good humor... Very funny and often touching tribute to a love affair that saner, duller souls would no doubt christen Farley's Folly." -- The New York Times

"Sheer delight." --Best Sellers

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