Published: June 2007
When orphaned Arthur Hobhouse is shipped to Australia after World War II he loses his sister, his country and everything he knows. The coming years will test him to his limits, as he endures mistreatment, neglect and forced labour in the Australian outback. But Arthur is also saved, again and again, by his love of the sea. And when he meets a nurse whose father owns a boat-building business, all the pieces of his broken life come together.
Now, at the end of his life, Arthur has built a special boat for his daughter Allie, whose love of the sea is as strong and as vital as her father’s. Now Allie has a boat that will take her to England solo, across the world’s roughest seas, in search of her father’s long-lost sister. Will the threads of Arthur’s life finally come together?
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This is probably one of Michaels Best books ever!
I downloaded this on my kindle and the book was recommend by my friend I must say I was truly not disapointed get this book!!!!!
This book is amazing, I read it in two days. It is a thought-provoking book that grabs your attention. Once you read the first page, you can’t stop….....
Saffron Brown says:
Amazing. My friend recommended it to me and once i started reading, i couldnt stop!!! Simpley amazing.
Gabrielle care says:
My teacher is reading this to us and when the bell gose and she puts the book down we all say just a little bit more I love this book
Fantastic! I loved it all the way through, it was very gripping and it’s almost impossible to stop reading it! Every last word is perfect, it is a masterpiece!!!
I think you are a fantastic writer I love every single book you write my favourite book would have to be Alone on a wide wide sea I loved the second part but I loved the first part better Private Peaceful was the first book I ever read and from then on I loved every one
I would give it 10 out of 10
I have no words to describe it, it was that good
I have nearly finished reading the story and I might read it again, I am actually enjoying the book I have borrowed it from my school library and in the first part I found it very sad and same with the second part but the second part was very sad when Arthur dies.
I would recommend this story to any one. It has taken me a while to read it because every night/day I have other commitments.
One of the best books I’ve ever read a long but briallant book of an excelent adventure
I bought this book around five to six years ago at a book fair without knowing anything about it at all for a good price. To this day, to me it’s one of those books you can reread and reread and reread till the pages turn yellow and book jacket starts to get wrinkly at the edges. This book is just one of those books you’d recommend to anyone to read without a second thought.
mm fan no 1 says:
Brilliant twist at the end! Who knew?