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by Peter Nichols

  • ISBN: 1861971281
  • Author: Peter Nichols
  • ePub ver: 1889 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1889 kb
  • Rating: 4.2 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 232
  • Publisher: Profile Books (1999)
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  • Category: Reference
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epub Sea Change download

Filled with clear, luminous prose, Sea Change is a classic tale of a man struggling to come to terms with his . My wife and I are sailors and we so appreciated the authenticity of the author, Peter Nichols. It is to be sure a wonderful memoir. We also loved his recent novel, The Rocks.

Filled with clear, luminous prose, Sea Change is a classic tale of a man struggling to come to terms with his reckless spirit, his highest hopes, and his broken dreams. Some of what actually transpired in Nichols life is recreated for the novel. All in these were two brilliant reads.

No spoilers from me. Peter Nichols is an experienced sailor. He has crossed the Atlantic before in a sailboat but never alone. I found this book in our community book exchange.

As the sea floods in faster, Nichols tries everything to stay afloat, desperately pumping the water out by hand.

When his marriage ended, Nichols had to sell the only thing he and his wife owned - their boat. With only his sextant, his instincts as a seasoned sailor and his memories of a floundering marriage, he sets out from England to sail to America to sell his beloved boat, Toad. Halfway across the Atlantic, Toad springs a leak. As the sea floods in faster, Nichols tries everything to stay afloat, desperately pumping the water out by hand. He loses the battle after three days and is forced to abandon Toad. This is more than a sea-tale. It is the painful story of his marriage, his boat and himself. As the sea floods in faster, Nichols tries everything to stay afloat, desperately pumping the water out by hand

Peter Nichols book interweaves two stories quite well- his emotions as his marriage declines, and the story of trying to get a. .Sea Change-A book that spoke to me, calling me to the sea. By Thriftbooks. com User, June 30, 1997

Peter Nichols book interweaves two stories quite well- his emotions as his marriage declines, and the story of trying to get a wooden boat across the Atlantic. Both stories are told in a very honest manner, reminding the reader that even the best sailors and partners can hit troubled waters. com User, June 30, 1997. I wandered into a book store to find Peter Nichols there for a book signing, he spoke of his journey, his life before and after setting sail, he read from his book and I was glad I had the chance to meet him. I found the book riveting at times and a comfortable cruise at other times.

Nichols quits his soured marriage and takes to the sea, there to feel better . Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour).

Nichols quits his soured marriage and takes to the sea, there to feel better about himself, to do something well for a change. His self-appointed challenge is a single-handed sail across the North Atlantic in a shallow-draft, motorless, 27-foot sailboat by the name of Toad, a boat in which he and his wife had recently made the trip in the opposite direction. The diaries afford Nichols the opportunity to reminisce about his vagabond years with his wife, sailing in the Virgin Islands and in European waters, always on a shoestring, always bickering.

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Peter Richard Nichols CBE FRSL (31 July 1927 – 7 September 2019) was an English playwright, screenwriter, director and journalist. Born in Bristol, England, he was educated at Bristol Grammar School, and served his compulsory National Service as a clerk in Calcutta and later in the Combined Services Entertainment Unit in Singapore where he entertained the troops alongside John Schlesinger, Stanley Baxter, and Kenneth Williams, before going on to study acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Filled with intelligence, bravery and humor, Sea Change is a thrilling adventure story

Filled with intelligence, bravery and humor, Sea Change is a thrilling adventure story. It is a classic tale of a man struggling to come to terms with his reckless spirit, his highest hopes, and his broken dreams.

Peter Nichols: Sea Change - Alone across the Atlantic in a wooden boat. Peter Nichols: Sea Change Alone across the Atlantic in a wooden boat.

Comments (7)

Elildelm
This is a great adventure story with a second story of lost love (Sea Change). Most of us cannot get away from the insane society we live in. A few do. So we live vicariously through them. What would it be like to live alone facing the challenges of the ocean? How would you solve the problems that face you? This is what you will learn from this book. You will see superhuman effort and ingenuity that we all would like to have. The perhaps unintended sub-plot of a lost love is fascinating too. The author speaks from the beginning about his love J. Why he does not use her full name (Jane in the dedications) is a question for psychologists, but not too difficult to surmise. J was with him on many voyages. They fought constantly, though he never says what about. Finally she leaves him.

In the final chapters he gives the reason, though not with intent. He speaks of the alpha wolf. It is not, of course, the alpha wolf, but the alpha male wolf, who brooks no difference of opinion, whose authority is absolute and never to be questioned. The beta female wolf understands all this, but it does not work well for humans. Just as the alpha male wolf cannot change his disposition, human alpha males cannot, or choose not to. Peter appears to realize this and longs for his lost love, knowing that he will not change.
Love Me
Excellent read. Fast paced, Nichols keeps your attention. Amazing story of how he bravely journeyed across the Atlantic alone, only to later have to abandon ship. Highly recommend.
Keramar
My wife and I are sailors and we so appreciated the authenticity of the author, Peter Nichols. It is to be sure a wonderful memoir. We also loved his recent novel, The Rocks. Some of what actually transpired in Nichols life is recreated for the novel. All in these were two brilliant reads.
elektron
Fast delivery of the book, (and an excellent read)
Flamekiller
I've probably read this book a half dozen times. I absolutely love it. It really strikes a cord with me, in the same quirky way Sherman's March, Blue Highways, A Fan's Notes, and pretty much anything by Stephen Jones does. Truly a good, good book. I'd love to shake the author's​ hand.
Kulafyn
This book was dull at first, he was always whining about his wife, and telling story after story about her...how they met..where they went..how the came across their boat. Once the boat started sinking, the book was more interesting, then he pulled all the loose ends together, all the stories he had written about throughout the book.
Whiteseeker
Somewhat apart from the typical real-life sea story, I found the writer's style to be interesting and informative. Although the ultimate disaster befalls this captain, the ending is heartfelt and compelling.
I learned a lot from reading this book and enjoyed every minute. I particularly appreciated the author's take on other sailing books and his inclusion of a bibliography. His understated writing style was a pleasure.

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