'Three and a half millennia of British Maritime history, from the Middle Bronze Age to the early 20th century ... This book is written with passion and sympathy. It will live with me for a very long time' Francis Pryor, author of The Fens
If Britain's maritime history were embodied in a single ship, she would have a prehistoric prow, a mast plucked from a Victorian steamship, the hull of a modest fishing vessel, the propeller of an ocean liner and an anchor made of stone. We might call her Asu
Rex Wickins was born in Yeoville, South Africa in 1940 and spent his school years at King Edward VII school in Johannesburg. He joined the Royal Air Force and initially served on 224 Squadron out of Gibraltar. It was here he acquired the nickname 'The Wild Colonial Boy'.
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Takes time out to consider: the madness of Galapagos tortoises; the similarities between Jeremy Paxman and AC/DC's bass guitarist; the problems and perils of being English God's dumbest creation; then there are the cars: whether it's the poxiest little runabout or an exotic, firebreathing supercar, no one does cars like Clarkson.