The Last Grain Race

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ISBN 100345224256
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The Last Grain Race is an enormously entertaining book about an extraordinary adventure at the end of the era of sail. Newby is an extremely self-effacing and likeable narrator and the book is a joy from start to finish/5.

The Last Grain Race is Eric Newby's spell-binding account of his time spent on the Moshulu's last voyage in the Australian grain trade. As always, Eric Newby's sharp eye for detail captures the hardships, danger, squabbles, companionship and sheer joy of shipboard life - bedbugs, ferocious storms, eccentric Finnish crew and by: 6.

An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last ‘grain race’ of maritime history, from respected travel writer Eric Newby. Ina young Eric Newby – later renowned as a travel writer of exceptional talent – set sail aboard Moshulu, the largest sailing ship still employed in the transportation of grain from Australia to Europe/5().

An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last ‘grain race’ of maritime history, from respected travel writer Eric Newby.

Ina young Eric Newby – later renowned as a travel writer of exceptional talent – set sail aboard Moshulu, the largest sailing ship still employed in the transportation of grain from Australia to Europe/5(). 10 rows    An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last 'grain race'.

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An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last ‘grain race’ of maritime history, from respected travel writer Eric Newby. Ina young Eric Newby – later renowned as a travel writer of exceptional talent – set sail aboard Moshulu, the largest sailing ship still employed in the transportation of grain from Australia to Europe.

An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last `grain race' of maritime history, from respected travel writer Eric Newby.

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Ina young Eric Newby - later renowned as a travel writer of exceptional talent - set sail aboard Moshulu, the largest sailing ship still employed in the transportation of grain from Australia to Europe/5().

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Ina young Eric Newby - later renowned as a travel writer of exceptional talent - set sail aboard Moshulu, the largest sailing ship still employed in the transportation of grain from Australia to Europe.

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An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last ‘grain race' of maritime history, from respected travel writer Eric Newby.

Ina young Eric Newby – later renowned as a travel writer of exceptional talent – set sail aboard Moshulu, the largest sailing ship still employed in the transportation of grain from Australia to Europe. An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last 'grain race' of maritime history, from respected travel writer Eric Newby.

Ina young Eric Newby - later renowned as a travel writer of exceptional talent - set sail aboard Moshulu, the largest sailing ship still employed in the transportation of grain from Australia to Europe.

Every year from tothe vessels /5(6). Biography. Eric Newby was born in London in and educated at St Paul’s School. In he joined the four-masted Finnish barque Moshulu as an apprentice and sailed in the last Grain Race from Australia to Europe by way of Cape Horn.

An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last ‘grain race’ of maritime history, from respected travel writer Erica young Eric Newby – later renowned as a travel writer of exceptional talent – set sail aboard Moshulu, the largest sailing ship still employed in the transportation of grain from Australia to Europe.

At the age of 18, Eric Newby signed on as an apprentice on the four-masted sailing ship Moshulu of the Erikson line for the round trip from Europe to Australia and back, outwards by way of the Cape of Good Hope and round Cape Horn.

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This was to be an historic voyage, a dramatic personal adventure. The Last Grain Race by Newby, Eric and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   I noticed that the Old City Seaport Festival at Philly starts tomorrow (11th Oct) and by coincidence I have just started re-reading Eric Newby's wonderful book The Last Grain Race.

For those who haven't read it, he documents his voyage on the grain run from Belfast to Australia, returning around the horn, as a crew member on the 4-masted barque Moshulu.

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Ina young Eric Newby – later renowned as a travel writer of exceptional talent – set sail aboard Moshulu, the largest sailing ship still employed in the transportation of grain from Australia to : Eric Newby. The Last Grain Race goes into great detail describing the operation of a sailing ship, complete with obscure jargon names for the sails and rigging.

Newby seems to have been working too hard on the trip to completely enjoy and appreciate it. The books gives a glimpse at a lost world of merchant sailing ships and the quiet life of sailors at sea /5().

Description of the book "The Last Grain Race": This account of a life on the open seas captures the excitement of a young man on his first adventure, and depicts the colourful characters of crew members on the good ship Moshulu. It also fully describes the challenges of crewing a tall ship in hard conditions.

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Reviews of the The Last Grain Race. The Last Grain Race. NEWBY, Eric. Item Number: New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, First American edition of the adventurer’s first book.

Octavo, original boards. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Signed “Best wishes Eric Newby” on the title page. The Last Grain Race opens with Newby working as an office boy in an advertising firm. This urbane calm before the storm is reminiscent of the opening to The Riddle of the Sands, and perhaps this is why Newby mentions that story in passing.

Even this safe, self-satisfied corner of London gives Newby material for one of his deft character sketches. Gustav Erikson of Finland owned the last great fleet of square rigged sailing ships the world would ever see.

He employed them in the. Life on board Ida H, one of the last Swedish self-discharging grain carriers. Built More to come on The Last Grain Race is Eric Newby's spellbinding account of this time spent on the Moshulu's last voyage in the Australian grain always, Eric Newby's sharp eye for detail captures the hardships, danger, squabbles, companionship and sheer joy of shipboard life - bedbugs, ferocious storms, eccentric Finnish crew and all.

Every year from tothe vessels involved in the grain trade would strive to find the shortest, fastest passage home - `the grain race' - in the face of turbulent seas, atrocious weather conditions and hard published in`The Last Grain Race', featuring many photographs from the author's personal collection, celebrates.

An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last `grain race' of maritime history, from respected travel writer Eric Newby. Ina young Eric Newby - later renowned as a travel writer of exceptional talent - set sail aboard Moshulu, the largest sailing ship still employed in the transportation of grain from Australia to : Eric Newby.An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last 'grain race' of maritime history, from respected travel writer Eric Newby.

Ina young Eric Newby – later renowned as a travel writer of exceptional talent – set sail aboard Moshulu, the largest sailing ship still employed in the transportation of grain from Australia to Europe.