by Hammond Innes
Who remembers Hammon Innes, a prolific and popular writer of thrillers from Britain in the mid 20th Century?
This is the most well known of Hammond Innes’ 30 odd adventure novels. Published in 1956, and worth a good price for the cover art alone, its a fine and nuanced tale. Unusual for nautical fiction, it describes both good sailing adventure with operation of a huge, derelict freighter.