In a recent post, I asked for suggestions on sailing books. Thanks to Capn JP, Dan Bessmer, My2fish,, Pat, WD Arnold, Carol Anne and David Fuller for pitching in. Here is what you suggested both fiction and non-fiction:
A Steady Trade - A Boyhood At Sea by Tristan Jones. I read this a long long time ago. It may have been the first sailing book I read. It's the first of his trilogy about growing up at sea. I loved it. He is a lyrical writer. Not a nobel prize winner but a great yarn spinner.
The Storm Prophet by Hector McDonald. I know nothing about it and it seems to be out of print but this does not necessarily mean it's not worth a browse.
Over the Edge of World by Lauence Bergreen: Have not read this.Very highly rated on Amazon. Here is what one punter said: "The amazing story of Magellan's circumnavigation of the world practically writes itself, especially with access to the journals of Antonio Pigafetta, a Venetian "passenger"."
Celtic Ring by George Simpson. This one looks juicy. Here's a review - one review calls it... brisk action, plenty of splendid nautical detail, and gripping scenes of peril at sea make it high-interest fare for lovers of tales of the salt. Sign me up!
The Great Circle by Sam Llewellyn- : This is a fictional account of the Golden Globe. I gave this a go but didn't love it.
Wildtrack by Bernard Cornwell: Now this HAS to be good. I loved the Sharpe series. There a bunch by Cornwell. I never realized that he wrote a bunch of sailing novels.
Roll on crap weather, I got me some reading to do!