This is an extraordinary tale of survival on the high seas, told with humour and relish.
Charismatic captain Bill Hitchen launches his readers on a tidal wave of anecdote and adventure.
After running away to sea at 14, steering the Queen Mary into New York at 19 and braving stinking jungles in search of oil, he skippers his own fishing boat around Britain’s stormiest coasts.
Readers will be on the edge of their seats as one by one, his nine lives vanish into the watery depths.
by Tony Boullemier