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High Endeavours By Miles Clark

High Endeavours
by Miles Clark

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A dual biography of a couple whose lives embraced adventure on land, sea and mountain, in peace and in war. Miles Smeeton was an adventurer, sailor, conservationist and storyteller. As an officer he fell in love with Beryl, who had already crossed four continents alone on foot and horseback.
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High Endeavours: The Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Miles and Beryl Smeeton by Miles Clark

This is the dual biography of a couple whose lives embraced a range of adventure on land, sea and mountain, in peace and in war. The author portrays them as the most accomplished travelling and adventuring couple of the 20th century. Miles Smeeton has written nine books including "Once is Enough", "Because the Horn Was There", and "The Sea Was Our Village", which earned him the reputation of adventurer, sailor, conservationist and storyteller. As a young army officer in 1934, he fell in love with the Commanding Officer's wife - Beryl Boxer - during a 6000-mile overland journey from India to England. At that stage she had already travelled alone across four continents on foot and horseback. After the war, they mountaineered and sailed, cruising the oceans under sail, before settling in the Rockies in 1969 to spend their last 20 years breeding endangered Canadian wild animals.

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Table of Contents


Soldiers, sailors and scholars 1905-31; horses and hounds 1906-31; Poona 1931-34; a broken vow 1934-35; across three continents 1935-37; brief encounters 1937; Patagonia solo 1937-38; no ordinary woman 1938-39; high plains and biplanes 1939-41; East and West 1941-42; the desert, a reunion and command 1942-45; a charmed life 1944-45; a change of jungles 1946-50; we didn't mean to go to sea 1950-55; sell up and sail 1955-57; twice to the Horn 1957-58; around the world in 8 years 1959-64; around the world in 8 years 1964-67; Cape Horn the hard way 1967-69; back to the land 1969-74; swansong 1975-79; the bravest years 1980-88.

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GOR001410041
High Endeavours: The Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Miles and Beryl Smeeton by Miles Clark
Miles Clark
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1992-09-10
480
0586216995
9780586216996
N/A
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