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Birmingham Literature Festival
BBC Radio 4

06/06/2009

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John McCarthy talks to author Chris Stewart about the delights and disasters of his days as a novice sailor around the Greek Islands, and crewing on a yacht in the considerably more stormy north Atlantic.

Damian and Siobhan Horner explain how they escaped the rat race by taking their two toddlers on a life-changing trip on an old fishing boat through the waterways of France to a new home in Spain.

And Janie Hampton tells the story behind the oldest ship in Africa and the man it is named after. The SS Chauncy Maples started as a missionary ship but now, more than a century later, is becoming a floating clinic on Lake Malawi.

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Sat 6 Jun 2009 10:00
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