Reviews

  • "Wonderful… Clare’s account of his journeys with the officers and crews of container ships is gripping and stomach-churning in equal measure"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "[A] beautifully written account of seafaring life"

    Ian Critchley, Sunday Times
  • "A lyrical, heartfelt but eye-opening chronicle... Both romantic and realistic, written from the heart but crafted with a seafarer’s “passionate precision”, [Clare’s] book will steer you into the new year on a course that may deepen your grasp both of that world, and of ourselves"

    Boyd Tonkin, Independent
  • "If you can't run away to sea (though I recommend you do), Clare's book is a warm and captivating companion to it"

    Guardian
  • "Stupendous and extraordinarily exciting... What Clare demonstrates, even beyond his undoubted gifts as writer, is his basic humanity. I read his wonderful book with gratitude for his insight – but also with increased admiration for the men to whom we owe almost everything in our comfortable and secure lives"

    Philip Hoare, Times Higher Education