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Published by Doubleday in London, Toronto .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Dudley, Tom, -- 1853-1900.,
  • Stephens, Edwin, -- 1847-1914.,
  • Mignonette (Boat),
  • Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.,
  • Cannibalism.,
  • Trials (Murder) -- England -- London.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementNeil Hanson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsG525 .H26 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination331 p. :
Number of Pages331
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22157096M
ISBN 100385600836
OCLC/WorldCa59386176

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A gripping tale of four sailors adrift at sea—and the cabin boy eaten to sustain the remaining three—by British journalist Hanson. The tale begins with Captain Tom Dudley, an honest up from the ranks sailor, being hired to sail the Mignonette, an old and small yacht, from England to New South Wales in After hiring three other crew members, including an inexperienced cabin boy, Dudley.   The Custom of the Sea is my top read for the year so far, a fasinating story of the sea and human survival that ends up as a political thriller. The author has done an excellent job of capturing the sea faring atmosphere of the time/5(13).   The Custom of the Sea by Neil Hanson, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). A cold north wind was blowing off the sea, over the wasteland of creeks, marshes and mudflats. Between the banks of reeds and coarse sea-grass, thin streams, shining silver in the light from the cloud-streaked sky, wriggled sinuous as eels across the brown, glistening mud.

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