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High Endeavours: The Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Miles & Beryl Smeeton Paperback – May 28, 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
Miles and Beryl Smeeton were perhaps the most adventurous couple of the 20th century. Separately and together, they traveled around the world by boat and on foot along some of the most dangerous routes, trekking across China and sailing around Cape Horn. While the couple wrote several travel books, little has been written about their lives. Writer and photographer Miles Clark, who died in 1993, documented the couple's adventures in High Endeavours: The Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Miles and Beryl Smeeton, first published in Canada 10 years ago and now being released in the U.S. The biographical portrait incorporates some of the couple's own writings.
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High Endeavours is a remarkable book on several counts: it is an intimate and affectionate study of an extraordinary marriage, and an engrossing account of a life conceived as a long self-imposed test of human endurance and grace under stress . . . a life told here in such poignant and well-described detail that it has something of the luminous quality of a myth. —Jonathan Raban(1992-08-01)