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Dream Boat By Jimmy Rawlins
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As a young boy I was inspired to dream by my father, a dreamer himself. This is the story of his dream boat which he built in his spare time. The boat embodies the essence of every dream a person... More > will have. As you read Dream Boat you will be inspired to dream again.< Less
Adrift in a Boat By William Henry Giles Kingston
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: William Henry Giles Kingston (28 February 1814 – 5 August... More > 1880), often credited as W. H. G. Kingston, was an English writer of boys' adventure novels.William Henry Giles Kingston was born in Harley Street, London on 28 February 1814. He was the eldest son of Lucy Henry Kingston (d.1852) and his wife Frances Sophia Rooke (b.1789), daughter of Sir Giles Rooke, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Kingston's paternal grandfather John Kingston (1736-1820) was a Member of Parliament who staunchly supported the Abolition of the Slave Trade, despite having a plantation in Demerara. Excerpt from:< Less
Charter Boat By C. Pylate Price
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An exciting adventure for Steve and his son when a couple of treasure hunters charter his fishing boat.
Boat People By Tim Jones
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New Zealand is a nation of boat people. Tim Jones’s poems of journeys and returning, of separation and reunion, explore this theme both indirectly and directly. Yet, in the final sections of... More > the book, the boat is pushed out further: into the currents of time and space. “the work of an original talent...” – North & South< Less
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The Open Boat By Stephen Crane
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What Would You Do To Survive After a Shipwreck? Following a shipwreck, four survivors are adrift in a leaking dinghy—The Open Boat. The captain is hurt but still able to lead, the cook keeps... More > the boat afloat by bailing, and the correspondent and the oiler—a man whose job it is to oil machinery—take turns rowing. At first, angry at their situation and inclined to bicker, the men ultimately form bonds of empathy and, united, struggle to survive. Based on author Stephen Crane’s own experience of shipwreck off the coast of Florida in 1897, “The Open Boat” is considered by many to be his greatest work and the model of literary Naturalism. First published in 1897, it was based on Crane's experience of surviving a shipwreck for thirty hours when his ship sank. He and three other men were forced to navigate their way to shore in a small boat. The riveting tale quickly became a classic. Get Your Copy Now.< Less
The Boat in the Bay By ALAN KENNEDY
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It is July 1929. Four children arrive for a holiday to find their cottage locked up, the lake flooded, and their little boat inaccessible. Their boating holiday seems over before it had begun. ... More > Initially, this might be the story Arthur Ransome never got round to writing. But these children do not lead a charmed life. They are given to making mistakes and things do not invariably turn out well. Problems that appear solved turn out to be the seeds of something altogether out of control. In a terrifying climax, the children discover the secret of the old boat moored in the bay, but at an awful cost. When courage and resourcefulness are spent there is only luck to draw on, and it is uncertain who will survive. The Boat in the Bay is a book about a time when children roamed the earth. In the same series, The Broken Bell and The Pink House, with the same cast of characters, offer a spellbinding account of a child's first steps in the dark world of art and artists.< Less
The Boat In the Bay By Alan Kennedy
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“…a faint vibrating sound rumbled towards him across the lake. Something was wrong, he was sure of that, but he could not work out what and there was no time now to go and... More > look…” Four children arrive for a boating holiday to find the lake flooded. They cannot even reach their boat. But that is only the beginning. Cut off from the familiar world, more and more things go wrong. Problems they thought they had solved become more and more serious. In a thrilling climax, as the children discover the secret of the old boat moored in the bay, courage and resourcefulness are not enough and it is uncertain who will survive. Alan Kennedy’s first novel is an affectionate homage to Arthur Ransome. Lovers of Ransome’s fiction will recognise many familiar themes. “A delightful read for lovers of the Swallows and Amazons series; it made me smile out loud.” Sallie Eden, The Magazine of The Arthur Ransome Society.< Less
The Boat Builders By R. Silver Ransom
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The Boat Builders is the first part of an epic trilogy that follows a remarkable woman named Cana as she makes a journey from a desolate wasteland to an unimaginable future. The story is rich in... More > characters, filled with action and adult sexuality, and vivid in its descriptions.< Less
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