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Running Away to Sea

(2012)
Round the World on a Tramp Freighter
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At a turning point in his life, George Fetherling embarked on an adventure to sail round the world on one of the last of the tramp freighters. The four-month voyage carried him 30,000 nautical miles from Europe via the Panama Canal to the South Pacific and back by way of Singapore, Indonesia, the Indian Ocean, and Suez.

Written with dash, colour, and droll humour, Fetherling's narrative is peopled by a rich cast of characters, from the Foreign Legionnaires of French Polynesia to the raskol gangs of Papua New Guinea. The author captures the reality of life aboard a working cargo ship - the boredom, the seclusion, the differences of nationality and culture that isolation and cramped quarters seem to exaggerate. But the routine of loneliness or tranquility is punctuated by moments of near-panic - shipboard fires, furniture-smashing storms, even a brush with pirates in the Straits of Malacca.

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Hardback Editions

1998 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Running Away to Sea: Round the World on a Tramp Freighter
Author(s): George Fetherling, Douglas Fetherling
ISBN: 0-7710-3115-7 / 978-0-7710-3115-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

January 2017 : Paperback
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Title: Running Away to Sea: Round the World on a Tramp Freighter
Author(s): George Fetherling
ISBN: 1-5252-3806-X / 978-1-5252-3806-2
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Running Away to Sea: Round the World on a Tramp Freighter
Author(s): George Fetherling
ISBN: 1-55002-853-7 / 978-1-55002-853-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Dundurn
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Running Away to Sea: Round the World on a Tramp Freighter
Author(s): George Fetherling
Publisher: Dundurn
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA