An instantbestseller, it is now reissued for a new generation of readers to beenthralled and inspired. Robin Knox-Johnston.
Quick delivery with PostNL! By every standard it was an incredible adventure, perhaps the last great uncomputerised journey left to man. Every hazard, every temptation to abandon the astounding voyage came Robin's way, from polluted water tanks, smashed cabin top and collapsed boom to lost self-steering gear and sheered off tiller, and all before the tiny ketch had fought her way to Cape Horn, the point of no return, the fearsome test of any seaman's nerve and determination.
A World of My Own: The first ever non-stop solo round the world voyage
A World of My Own is Robin's gripping, uninhibited, moving account of one of the greatest sea adventures of our time. An instant bestseller, it is now reissued for a new generation of readers to be enthralled and inspired. You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter. Content Protection. Read Aloud. Flag as inappropriate. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.
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