The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow

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Black Incorporated, 2009 - Sailing - 350 pages

'A couple of quiet weeks sailing the River Severn was the intention. Somehow things got out of hand - a year later I had reached Romania and was still going . . . '

TRULY HILARIOUS BOOKS ARE RARE. Even rarer are those based on real events. Join A.J. Mackinnon, your charming and eccentric guide, on an amazing boat called Jack de Crow.

Equipped with his cheerful optimism and a pith helmet, this Australian Odysseus in a dinghy travels from the borders of North Wales to the Black Sea - 4,900 kilometres over salt and fresh water, under sail, at the oars, or the end of a tow-rope - through twelve countries, 282 locks and numerous trials and adventures, including an encounter with Balkan pirates. Along the way he experiences the kindness of strangers, gets very lost, and perfects the art of slow travel.

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User Review  - nandadevi - LibraryThing

This excellent book makes the efforts of others - not least Patrick Leigh Fermor - look self indulgent, turgid and dull by comparison. It sparkles, like good travel writing should. And like the best ... Read full review

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User Review  - klerulo - LibraryThing

This book is simply a delightful tale of humanity being about as good as it can be. Very entertainingly written. I only hope the author will find another genre so he doesn't have to go on lengthy ... Read full review

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