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The unlikely voyage of Jack de Crow : a mirror odyssey from North Wales to the Black Sea

Author: A J Mackinnon
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : Seafarer Books ; Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : Sheridan House, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"A couple of quiet weeks' on the river Severn was the intention. 'Somehow things got our of hand, ' writes A J Mackinnon. 'A year later I had reached Romania and was still going.' A.J. Mackinnon embarks on an adventure which sees him sail his dinghy from the borders of north Wales to the Black Sea. Equipped with his cheerful optimism and a pith helmet, this Odysseus in a Mirror dinghy takes you with him - 4,900  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: A J Mackinnon; A J Mackinnon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J Mackinnon
ISBN: 1574091522 9781574091526 0953818055 9780953818051
OCLC Number: 49773647
Description: 355 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: List of IllustrationsPart One: Bumping into PlacesChapter 1: Teacher's ThiefChapter 2: The Dinghy and the DreamerChapter 3: Departure and DismayChapter 4: Sails and Stained GlassChapter 5: Rapids and RepairsChapter 6: Steam Trains and Smooth SailingChapter 7: High Tide to BristolChapter 8: Wi' a Hundred Locks a' A' an' A'Chapter 9: Death and Dreaming SpiresChapter 10: Return to ReadingChapter 11: Capsizes and CollegesChapter 12: London and the LawPart Two: Caution to the WindsChapter 13: Dooms and DelaysChapter 14: Tide on the ThamesChapter 15: Of Shallows and ShipwrecksChapter 16: Cake and CarpentryChapter 17: Dashing to DoverChapter 18: Crossing to CalaisChapter 19: Dead Dogs and Englishmen...Chapter 20: Et in Arcadia EgoChapter 21: Farewell to FranceChapter 22: A Jollyboat in GermanyChapter 23: Contrary Currents and KindnessChapter 24: The Kaiser's CanalChapter 25: Pigeons and PalacesChapter 26: Into the EastChapter 27: Proud Hearts and Empty PocketsChapter 28: Bad Times in BulgariaChapter 29: The Wings of MorningAbout the Author
Other Titles: Jack de Crow
Responsibility: by A.J. Mackinnon.


Mackinnon recounts his own fascinating journey from north Wales to the Black Sea in a small Mirror dinghy. A marvelous madcap adventure, told with verve and humor by the indefatigable 'captain.'  Read more...


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...[a] blend of high adventure, immeasureable charm and comedy... * Latitudes & Attitudes * ...a wonderful idea for a book--a series of ever bolder improvisations...undertaken in praise of the spirit Read more...

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