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Old 29-05-2009, 15:10   #1
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Do You Know This Book?

I read it maybe 35 years ago, and therefore cannot remember much except the key points which are

A guy bought a boat and sailed the pacific. He took two cats with him called Flotsam and Jetsome. One fell overboard and was eaten by a shark.

He lost a lot of food and water and ended up eating his own leather shoes and almost went mad before being rescued.

Can anyone tell me the title of the book please as I would love to read it again
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Sounds like Desperate Voyage...

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That was my guess too. Last year I asked the same question looking for it. Was he an American with an Australian wife trying to return to Australia?......i2f
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Anyone ever read Tom Neales "an island to oneself"? great book...
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How silly of me, I forgot to ask Amazon

You guys have good memories, it is Desperate Voyage

Desperate Voyage: John Caldwell: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Ordered.
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