Taking on the World by Ellen MacArthur lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Michael Joseph, 2002, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: On 11 February 2001, Ellen MacArthur sailed into port in France, completing the Vendee Globe, the worlds toughest race. Alone and unsupported, she had spent more than three months at sea and had beaten everything the race could throw at her storms, icy seas, exhaustion, rigging failures and, when she was fighting for first place, a catastrophic collision with a submerged object that could have cost her not just the lead but her life. But Ellen never forgot that she was chasing a dream. To give it any less than her all would be to let down herself and everyone who believed in her. She knew she could not give up.
At twenty-four she became the youngest person ever to complete the race and the fastest woman to circumnavigate the globe. No other Briton has sailed solo around the world faster.
The impact of her achievement was immediate, but it was the character that emerged from behind the headlines that created the more lasting impression Ellen made people feel like they could do anything.
This is Ellens story how, from her childhood in landlocked Derbyshire, she made it to the startline of the Vendee Globe. Its also the incredible story of the race that catapulted her on to the front pages and into the nations heart. Dramatic and moving, Taking on the World will inspire and enthral all who read it.
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly spotted on the reverse.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XX] 394 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!