Constant Traveller R801168

Constant Traveller R801168

Book - 2015
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Unhappy with the dullness of small-town England in the 1960s, Rod escapes by going to sea. Aboard ship, he finds his place'at the bottom of the stratified naval hierarchy. At sea he experiences storms that toss large ships around like twigs. Venturing ashore in unfamiliar lands, he runs for his life through a Senegalese village, kisses a man in Australia, is mugged in Tahiti, almost kills the third mate in Sweden and is captured by a woman in Vancouver. Praise for Constant Traveller R801168 ?Set in the sixties on the ever changing background of the high seas, Baker shares this coming of age tale with humor, candor, and simplicity. The matter of fact confessions of bad behaviour and open expression of emotion grab the reader viscerally to make it an exceptional read.' ?Scott Skipper ?A captivating tale of a unique life; full of exquisite description, humor, love and loss.' ?Karen Dodd ?Constant Traveller takes the reader on a wild ride into the recent past as well as upon the open seas. Baker thoroughly brings the sea to life for this reader. An adventure well worth reading and I'm so pleased he has lived to tell the tale!? ?Lisa Ann Gallagher
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : iUniverse, ©2015
ISBN: 9781491760666
Branch Call Number: 910.45 BAK 2015
Characteristics: ix, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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May 31, 2017

My husband & I really enjoyed this funny, & interesting book about the author's early life as he travels around the globe. Reminds us how things have changed in the world since the 50's. Looking forward to reading the sequel to this one. Rod Baker is a local author who lives in Lions Bay.

Apr 03, 2016

Wonderful book, couldn`t put it down!

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