In this first full biography of Alan Villiers, based on extensive research in both Australia and England, Kate Lance has produced a fascinating portrait of Villiers and the world he inhabited. Recipient of the prestigious Mountbatten Maritime Award, 2009. The Awards Committee said: 'For her truly illuminating biography of Alan Villiers, a complex and sometime difficult man who had an immense influence on the popular understanding of voyaging under sail. Voyager of the Winds is outstandingly researched and beautifully written as it unfurls the true character of this extraordinary seafarer.'
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