Eight Men And A Duck : An Improbable Voyage by Reed Boat to Easter Island, Paperback / softback Book

Eight Men And A Duck : An Improbable Voyage by Reed Boat to Easter Island Paperback / softback


Nick Thorpe was innocently travelling around South America with his wife, Ali, when he came across an American adventurer planning to sail from Chile to Easter Island on a Bolivian boat made of reeds.

Inspired by the great Thor Heyerdahl, Phil Buck had recruited seven men to join him on this experiment to discover whether it might have been possible that Polynesia was first settled from South America rather than Asia.

But when one of them dropped out a place in the crew became available for Nick. What followed was a somewhat bizarre expedition undertaken by a rather makeshift vessel, a couple of ducks (one of which could have only guessed at its fate) and a group of men, who, when all was said and done, weren't quite sure how to sail a boat... Brilliantly told, EIGHT MEN AND A DUCK is a feel-good, hilarious tale of storms, amateur seamen and the occasional shark.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 320 pages, Section: 8
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9780349114545



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