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Shooting Stars and Flying Fish  :  Swapping the Boardroom for the Seven Seas - Nancy Knudsen

Shooting Stars and Flying Fish

Swapping the Boardroom for the Seven Seas

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A light-hearted but inspirational memoir about a remarkable couple who left behind the corporate rat-race to follow their dream of sailing around the world - a story that demonstrates the rewards of taking risks to follow one's star.

When Nancy Knudsen and her architect husband Ted Nobbs decide to escape their high-pressure corporate lives and follow a dream of sailing around the world together, little do they guess where their journey will lead them.

Nancy and Ted cross all the great oceans of the world and visit dozens of countries. Their adventures are sometimes hilarious, sometimes life-threatening, and lead to the beginning of many life-long friendships.

As well as recounting the comedy of their cockpit disputes and the sheer breathtaking beauty of their five-year adventure, Shooting Stars and Flying Fish shows how the couple's experiences both humble them and irrevocably change their attitudes, ethics and outlook on life, with neither returning to the corporate world on their return to Australia.

This book is a beautifully written, inspirational memoir that shows the rewards of taking a risk to follow one's dreams.

About The Author

Nancy Knudsen lived in Brisbane for many years where she was a Logie-award winning television personality. Later, she moved to Sydney where she became a much admired business woman in the aviation and tourism industries. Since her journey around the world, she and Ted have settled in Dungog, NSW, where Nancy is the very well-connected cruising editor of a sailing magazine.

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  • Informative (3)
  • Relevant (3)
  • Well written (3)

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    4.0

    A Good Read

    By EffieLou

    from Sydney, Australia

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    Pros

    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

    Cons

    • Ending Lost Steam

    Best Uses

    • Gift
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    Comments about Shooting Stars and Flying Fish:

    Bought this book for my husband after being suggested by others in our Sailing Club. My husband enjoyed reading this and it was more enjoyable to him when he discovered the author's husband, Ted Nobbs was an Architect he had worked with many years ago. What a small world!

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    5.0

    Great read and a great gift!

    By Bar

    from St. Andrews, Victoria

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

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      • Gift
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      Comments about Shooting Stars and Flying Fish:

      Great gift book for readers and non-readers. My non-reader friend first looked at all the great pics, then started to read it!

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      4.0

      A Great Travelogue!

      By Aussie Reader

      from Geelong, AU

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Understand
      • Entertaining
      • Informative
      • Inspirational
      • Relevant
      • Well Written

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        • General readers
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        Comments about Shooting Stars and Flying Fish:

        A very enjoyable, informative, well-illustrated, yet unpredictable account of their many and varied experiences during the several years it took them to sail their yacht around the world.

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        ISBN: 9781742376653
        ISBN-10: 1742376657
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 328
        Published: 1st May 2011
        Publisher: Allen & Unwin
        Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.5
        Weight (kg): 0.47