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    DescriptionChris Stewart's sea-faring 'prequel' to Driving Over Lemons was launched into the hardback bestseller list in May, where it's been bobbing about happily ever since. Sort of Books plan to make this paperback plain sailing too. It will be published in the same format and price as his ever popular Spanish trilogy.


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    Title
    Three Ways to Capsize a Boat
    Subtitle
    An Optimist Afloat
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 180
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780956003843
    ISBN 10: 0956003842
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTL, WSSN3
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23620
    DC22: 910.45092
    BISAC V2.8: SPO036000
    Thema V1.0: SPNG, WTL
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    SORT OF BOOKS
    Imprint name
    SORT OF BOOKS
    Publication date
    06 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Chris Stewart shot to fame with Driving Over Lemons (9780956003805) - Sort Of Books' launch title in 1999. Funny, insightful and real, the book told the story of how he bought a peasant farm on the wrong side of the river, with its previous owner still resident. It became an international bestseller and with its sequels - A Parrot in the Pepper Tree and The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society - it has sold more than a million copies in the UK alone. Chris prepared for life on his Spanish mountain farm with jobs of doubtful relevance. He was the original drummer in Genesis (he played on the first album), then joined a circus, learnt how to shear sheep, went to China to write the Rough Guide, gained a pilot's license in Los Angeles, and completed a course in French cooking. Three Ways to Capsize a Boat fills in his lost years as a yacht skipper in the Greek islands. Despite the extraordinary success of his books, Chris, his wife Ana, and their daughter Chloe, continue to live on their farm, with their numerous dogs, cats, chickens, sheep and misanthropic parrot.
    Review quote
    Laugh yourself silly! Wonderful! Books Quarterly Witty, self-deprecating and charming, Stewart makes wonderful company even if you do get soaked in the process. It's a book with a big heart and a great belly laugh -- Kathleen Wyatt The Times A charming and lyrical read, awash with the joy of discovery...I've never read a funnier description than his detailed advice on How to Pee at Midnight during a Force -- Rory Maclean Guardian It is easy to enthuse about the simple pleasures of life, but hard to write about them well. Stewart's gift is to do so with the carefree manner of someone you've just met in a bar, and who is buying the drinks -- Hugh Thomson Independent His enthusiasm and sheer good nature are infectious and, like Bill Bryson, with whom he's sometimes compared, he's a hard man to dislike Mail on Sunday This is a lovely little book... you really get a sense of what it's like aboard an ocean-going sailing ship -- Sam Leith Daily Mail