Perhaps The Greatest Fictional Sailor Of Them All But Could His Amazing Voyages, Recounted In The The Book Of One Thousand And One Nights, Be Recreated In The Modern World Or Were They Just The Stuff Of Legend Tim Severin Was Determined To Find Out After Three Years Of Research, He Created A Precise Replica Of An Early Arab Trading Ship Not A Single Nail Was Used In Her Construction Her Planks Were Held Together With 400 Miles Of Coconut Cord With A Crew Of Twenty, Including Eight Omani Sailors, His Ship Sohar Named After The Town Said To Have Been Sindbad S Birthplace Completed A 6,000 Mile Journey By Way Of India, Sri Lanka, And Across The Indian Ocean To Sumatra And Singapore, And Finally Through The China Sea To A Tumultuous Welcome In Canton Along The Way, The Crew Had To Swim Among Sharks While Repairing The Rudder, Catch Rainwater To Drink While Becalmed In The Doldrums, And Endure The Battering Of Violent Seas Off The Coast Of Vietnam The Sindbad Voyage Is The Remarkable Story Of That Amazing Journey An Enthralling Saga Of The 7 Month Voyage, It Is One Of The Most Memorable Sailing Stories Of Modern Times.
Tim Severin is a British explorer, historian and writer Severin is noted for his work in retracing the legendary journeys of historical figures Severin was awarded both the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society and the Livingstone Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society He received the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for his 1982 book The Sindbad Voyage.He was born Timothy Severin in Assam, India in 1940 Severin attended Tonbridge School and studied geography and history at Keble College, Oxford.Severin has also written historical fiction along with non fiction The Viking Series, first published in 2005, concerns a young Viking adventurer who travels the world In 2007 he published The Adventures of Hector Lynch series set in the late 17th century about a 17 year old Corsair.
- 240 pages
- The Sindbad Voyage
- Tim Severin
- 08 August 2018 Tim Severin