From the book: Which of them, passengers and crew, had not been terrified when they knew they had to jump? Some had had to be virtually thrown overboard, but by now they had all eaten hot meals and they all rested safely in warm, dry bunks, these people whose lives Carlsen had saved. And by noon Monday, or thereabouts, less than 40 hours away, the oncoming tug would arrive alongside and he would complete his rescue mission: he would save the ship.
We say: Lofty ambition, given his ship's just been mangled by 60-foot high waves, his rudder's ratto and the ship's listing at 60 degrees when the weather eases. But Captain Courageous Carlsen has no intention of giving into old Neptune. And with bravery and determination in spades, he sets to hauling his craft back to port. Can't be done? This ship's going home and the whole world is watching- slack- jawed in disbelief and romantic wonder. Ripper survival tale from the author of Ireland that leaves Perfect Storm's George Clooney looking dead in the water.
Frank's latest article for Public Domain is about the marvelous artist, Eric Ravilious. Better known in the UK than on this side of the pond, some may recognize his designs for mid-century Wedgwood. But Public Domain and Frank have chosen some wonderful examples of Ravilious' fine art work, and we trust you'll enjoy the introduction. Here is the link.
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One of Frank Delaney's most endearing new projects, a series of short stories produced as e-books called, "Storytellers," began as a means of introducing his novel "The Last Storyteller," in which the character of an itinerant Irish Seanchai is central to the plot.