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The Sea Is a Magic Carpet free pdf A highly entertaining record of adventure on the 'Magic Carpet' of the oceans. 'If Peter Padfield never again steps aboard anything less than 30,000 tons he has had his fun and, furthermore, passed it on for others to enjoy.' Yachting Monthly 'The author gives a vivid impression of the sea in all its moods and of the men who made up his various ships' companies.' Daily Telegraph The book opens with an account of a life-changing voyage Peter Padfield made in 1957 as a mariner in the replica 17th century bark, Mayflower II, to commemorate the Pilgrim Fathers voyage to America. The narrative takes us from Brixham, Devon, where the ship was built, across the Atlantic to Plymouth, Massachusetts, where she is now preserved, and brings alive the wonderfully diverse group of officers and men selected by her captain, Alan Villiers. It is illustrated with sketches made during the voyage, the originals of which can be found on the author's website. Returning to the P

About Peter Padfield

Peter Padfield is a leading naval historian and biographer. He trained for the sea as a cadet in H.M.S.Worcester, subsequently serving in the P

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Author : Peter Padfield
Publisher : Thistle Publishing
Data Published : 27 November 2014
ISBN : 1910198315
EAN : 9781910198315
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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