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is a Scil­lo­nian by birth, was brought up by the sea in

North Nor­folk, and keeps his boat near the fam­ily bothy in Tighnabru­aich. He has writ­ten many nau­ti­cal thrillers, large num­bers of col­umns and sto­ries for news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines at home and abroad, and is the ed­i­tor and founder of the Marine Quar­terly (www. marinequar­, which has been de­scribed by Tom Cun­liffe as ‘the think­ing sailor’s sea jour­nal’. He has re­cently hauled back from the jaws of dere­lic­tion a heavy Deep Seadog ketch, in which he cruises the west coast of Scot­land and any­where else that rises from the hori­zon.

For more about Sam’s work, visit www.sam­

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