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Rowing After The White Whale

Author : James Adair
ISBN : 9780857905994
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut' - Ernest Hemingway Over a boozy Sunday lunch, flatmates James Adair and Ben Stenning made a promise to row across the ocean. At first they considered the Pacific, then the Atlantic, but once James Cracknell and Ben Fogle completed the high-profile Atlantic Rowing Race, their thoughts turned to the Indian Ocean, longer and tougher than the Atlantic and having seen fewer people row across its waters than have walked on the Moon. After years of planning and fund raising, they were ready to launch in Spring 2011. Neither James nor Ben had any rowing or sailing experience. To add to this, James had contracted Guillain-Barre syndrome at the age of 14, which had locked his body into total paralysis for three months (while his mind had remained completely active) and which had left him with paralysed feet. This was a challenge that neither man should have ever considered.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Herman Melville 1819 1851

Author : Hershel Parker
ISBN : 0801854288
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces Melville's life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of "Moby-Dick," and forty years later, to his death, in obscurity
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Moby Dick Or The White Whale

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ISBN : 0192741926
Genre : Readers
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Moby Dick is a vast and dangerous white whale. An enemy for many years after the whale bit off his leg, the crazed Captain Ahab is obsessed with his quarry. Together with his extraordinary crew, Ahab braves the oceans of the world to hunt the fearsome Moby Dick. * Geraldine McCaughrean is one of the most distinguished living children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Novel Award (twice), and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award. Geraldine's most recent best-selling novel The Kite Rider was published to universal acclaimin March 2001
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Chasing The White Whale

Author : David Dowling
ISBN : 9781587299063
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The twenty-five-hour nonstop reading of Melville’s titanic epic has inspired this fresh look at Moby-Dick in light of its most devoted followers at the moment of their high holy day, January 3, 2009. With some trepidation, Dowling joined the ranks of the Melvillians, among the world’s most obsessive literary aficionados, to participate in the event for its full length, from “Call Me Ishmael” to the destruction of the Pequod. Dowling not only survived to tell his tale, but does so with erudition, humor, and a keen sense for the passions of his fellow whalers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fading Into The Limelight

Author : Peter Sallis
ISBN : 9781409105725
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The autobiography of Peter Sallis, the brilliant actor best known for his roles as the voice of Wallace and as Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine For more than 30 years, Peter Sallis has played Clegg in 'Last of the Summer Wine', the world's longest-running sitcom. With his dry, cynical wit and cautious nature, Clegg has been taken to the hearts of the nation. Now the man behind this creation, and the voice of Wallace in Wallace & Gromit, is telling his story. From his early days in the RAF in the Second World War, through an extraordinary theatrical career that saw him perform alongside the likes of Joan Collins, John Gielgud and Orson Welles, to the fame that came to him late in his career, Peter Sallis has a wonderful, heartwarming story to tell. Packed with brilliant stories and amusing anecdotes, this is a memoir that will appeal to Peter Sallis's millions of fans, as he looks back over his career with a warm glow of nostalgia.
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The Whale

Author : Cynthia Rylant
ISBN : 9780689848810
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A family of animals that lives in a lighthouse helps a lost baby beluga whale find his mother.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Moby Dick Or The White Whale

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : OXFORD:504012944
Genre : Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)
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A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture.
Category: Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)