The Last Grain Race

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An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last ‘grain race’ of maritime history, from respected travel writer Eric Newby.

In 1939, a young Eric Newby – later renowned as a travel writer of exceptional talent – set sail aboard Moshulu, the largest sailing ship still employed in the transportation of grain from Australia to Europe. Every year from 1921 to 1939, the vessels involved in the grain trade would strive to find the shortest, fastest passage home – ‘the grain race’ – in the face of turbulent seas, atrocious weather conditions and hard graft.

First published in 1956, ‘The Last Grain Race’, featuring many photographs from the author’s personal collection, celebrates both the spirit of adventure and the thrill of sailing on the high seas. Newby’s first-hand account – engaging and informative, with frequent bursts of humour and witty observations from both above and below deck – chronicles this classic sailing voyage of the Twenties and Thirties, and records the last grain race of maritime history.

AuthorEric Newby
EditionUK ed.
Height776 mm
Length512 mm
Width102 mm
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages352
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2014-11-06
PublisherWilliam Collins
StudioWilliam Collins
Sales Rank306722

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