- Publisher: Penguin; Edition Not Stated edition (1958)
- ASIN: B0000CK4YV
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.3 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,134,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Cruise of The 'Nona' Paperback – 1958
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This book, however, is the closest the great man ever came to autobiography. Whilst ostensibly, Belloc is recording a sea journey made around the coast of Britain, the occasion gives rise to many memories from his past.
In addition to these reminiscences, the book is also filled with his penetrating analysis of Europe and the world in the 1920s.
Some have found the sailing sections a little slow, with their technical language on the art of boating. I confess to feeling a bit the same.
But the rest more than makes up for it! Belloc's view of the events that were current in his time is always shrewd and penetrating. And if only he had written more autobiography like the fragments given here …
Highly recommended. And although I own an old copy, I am thrilled to see Loreto books are reissuing Belloc and hope their efforts will be given the reward and support they deserve.