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Swept by Wind and Wave

by Speight, W. L

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(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, no date). 8vo; original red boards, lettered in black on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 224, incl. index; line drawings as head-pieces. Dustwrapper ever so slightly rubbed; earlier owner's name signed on front pastedown; pages somewhat browned, as usual; some foxing. Good to very good condition. "The sea and the queer things that came out of it, were very much matters of daily converse to the forebears of South Africans, often now living so far inland that perhaps it is difficult for them to realise how vital the sea once was to their existence. So many wrecks have appeared off the South African coast, the author's selection of the most interesting has not been an easy task, but here, with the glitter of scattered treasure, the remote chill of the southern icelands, the rescues and the tragedies, is the story told. Ranging from the earliest days of our history to the last world war, this fascinating book will enthrall all those who love - and sometimes hate - the sea." .


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