Long Voyage Home
Author: Tim Madge
Publisher: Simon And Schuster Ltd
Tim Madge delves deep into the early part of this century – and before – to discover why the sea has always been such a lure to the British, and why such romance has grown up around it. First-hand accounts vividly describe the hardships of the lives of seafarers, both in peacetime and in war, contrasting the experiences and treatment of the men. The book also charts the dramatic decline of the British merchant and naval fleets, and examines the psychological and economic implications for the UK, accustomed as she once was to ‘ruling the waves’.
Long Voyage Home was adapted by Tim Madge from his book, for BBC Radio 4 as a three-part series, and presented by the author.