Ellen MacArthur - Full Circle

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Nik's Bookstore item-no.: 1-A084
First Edition, first printing. Penguin Group London 2010.

Book is in near fine in a near fine dustwrapper. The pages of the book are slightly browned (paper quality). Contains many colour photos and a map. DW is not price-clipped.

"When Ellen MacArthur set sail on her recordbreaking solo circumnavigation of the globe in 2004, it was the culmination of a lifetime's love for the sea and the fulfillment of an ambitious dream. As a child she had begun a love affair with sailing that would see her save every penny to buy her first boat. Aged just eighteen, she was to sail her tiny boat, 'Iduna' around the coast of Britain singlehandedly. It was the first of many astounding achievements.

She went on to face incredible trials, from towering waves to months alone at sea, but nothing would match her next challenge.

In 2009 Ellen shocked the public when she said she would be turning her back on competitive sailing to focus ont the issue of sustainability. How would the century's greatest sportswoman turn her drive and ambition towards this seemingly impossible challenge facing humanity?

This is not a book about just sailing; nor is it a simple call to arms. It is a story about hope and determination, about family and the ties that bond and drive us, and how one person can make a difference, no matter how small. Dame Ellen MacArthur may be the first true heroine of the twenty-first century, but her remarkably story and message is one to inspire us all. " (text from the front flap of the DW)