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Vagabonds of the Pacific

£4.99

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"The schooner Iris is the only home the Mael children have ever known, for their father Bob, sickened by his wartime experience, has no liking for life ashore, and the family enjoy a carefree existence wandering from island to island in the South Pacific, only returning to their base in Tahiti when the money runs out. This time the financial crisis is acute. There is no work to be had, so Bob Mael agrees to the charter of his boat - the family's most precious possession - by the Charvin brothers, wealthy business men from France. Two of the children are left in Tahiti, but David stays on the Iris as a cabin-boy. The voyage to Flanders Island is a stormy and adventurous one, and when the Iris reaches her berth in Anihua, the Maels find that their passengers are not quite such respectable business men as they seemed."

Book in good condition with some damage to the dust jacket.

Item details

Author(s):
Berna, P.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1973
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
156
Publisher:
Bodley Head

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"The schooner Iris is the only home the Mael children have ever known, for their father Bob, sickened by his wartime experience, has no liking for life ashore, and the family enjoy a carefree existence wandering from island to island in the South Pacific, only returning to their base in Tahiti when the money runs out. This time the financial crisis is acute. There is no work to be had, so Bob Mael agrees to the charter of his boat - the family's most precious possession - by the Charvin brothers, wealthy business men from France. Two of the children are left in Tahiti, but David stays on the Iris as a cabin-boy. The voyage to Flanders Island is a stormy and adventurous one, and when the Iris reaches her berth in Anihua, the Maels find that their passengers are not quite such respectable business men as they seemed."

Book in good condition with some damage to the dust jacket.

Author(s):
Berna, P.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1973
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
156
Publisher:
Bodley Head

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