Around the world in eighty years
The sea life is embedded in Christian Lamb’s DNA. In this delightful memoir she takes her readers on board with her, chronicling her adventures as she cruises the world, to every continent and across every sea, spanning a lifetime.
As a passionate plantswoman, an inquisitive historian, and an insatiable traveller, Christian follows the routes of her heroes, the seafarers, botanists and explorers of old, and rediscovers their stories in person, setting them in the context of the modern world.
And all along the way, from New York to Patagonia, New Zealand to Moscow, the shipboard characters accompanying the author round out this wry and witty narrative, a charming account of sailing the ocean and exploring the furthest corners of the earth in eighty years.
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Christian Lamb has come to authorship late in life—she wrote her first two books while in her 80s. From the Ends of the Earth—passionate plant collectors remembered in a Cornish garden and her WW2 memoir I Only Joined for the Hat have been very successful, as well as This Infant Advernture—Offspring of the Royal Gardens at Kew (all published by Bene Factum Publishing). She lectures on plants and plant collectors, is a Fellow of the Linnaean Society, and, of course, enjoys cruises.
|Dimensions||198 x 129 x 20 mm|