Yarns

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Sheridan House, Inc., 1990 - Fiction - 272 pages
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A collection of some of Jones' finest stories. He explains how his writing career began, and draws on his many adventures to recall the memorable people he has met and to depict the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. One tale takes after A. Conan Doyle, recounting the mystery of the MARY CELESTE, and another, the Conrad-inspired "Breakdown, " tells of a troubled steamship. Others involve an unlikely salvage operation in Ibiza and a strange rendezvous on the African coast.
  

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About the author (1990)

Tristan Jones was born at sea aboard his fatheris sailing ship off of the cape of Tristan da Cunha. He joined the Royal Navy at the age of fourteen, and spent his entire life at sea. He sailed a record 400,000 miles during his career with the navy and on a delivery yacht and has gone on several ambitious journeys on his own small ships. For the last few years of his life, he retired to Phuket, Thailand aboard his cruising trimaran. He passed away in 1995. Jones wrote many books about his remarkable life, including Saga of a Wayward Sailor and The Incredible Voyage. In 2003, Ragged Mountain Press published an unauthorized biography, Wayward Sailor: In Search of the Real Tristan Jones.

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