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Worse Things Happen at Sea : Tales of Life, Love, Family and the Everyday Beauty in Between - William McInnes

Worse Things Happen at Sea

Tales of Life, Love, Family and the Everyday Beauty in Between

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Published: 27th September 2011
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Worse Things Happen at Sea is about families, suburbs and homes, friends, love and day to day life written by bestselling author William McInnes and award winning filmmaker, photographer and animator Sarah Watt.

In William s first book A MAN S GOT TO HAVE A HOBBY he wrote about family life in the 1960s with humour, affection and honesty. WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA does the same for family life in the 2000s; written by William and Sarah in a way that many Australians can relate to and enjoy.

This book celebrates the wonderful, messy, haphazard things in life - bringing home babies from hospital, being a friend, a parent, son or daughter, and dog obedience classes. It's about living for twenty years in the family home, raising children there, chasing angry rabbits around the backyard, and renovations that never end. It is also about understanding that sometimes you have to say goodbye; that is part of life too.

Illustrated throughout with Sarah Watt's photographs of family life and beautiful, everyday objects.

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4.8

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  • Deserves multiple readings (3)
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5.0

Great holiday read Lots of good memories

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    Comments about Worse Things Happen at Sea:

    The book is easy to read and evoked a lot of holiday memories from my childhood. Comparing a lot his antics to mine when growing up and our fathers must have been very similar too !! Grab a chilled wine, a comfy seat and enjoy the memories !!! Then pass on to friends !! :-)

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    5.0

    Brilliant

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      Comments about Worse Things Happen at Sea:

      Beuatifully illustrated and easy to read. We are fans of William McInnes in Seachange so were interested in his life as he seems such a lovely family man.

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      5.0

      Fabulous, entertaining read

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          This book was fabulous. I cried at one page and laughed out loud at the next. So entertaining and inspiring - a lovely, enjoyable, moving read - highly recommended!

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          4.0

          Life affirming!

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          from Brisbane

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            Comments about Worse Things Happen at Sea:

            A beautifully life affirming book for those of us caught up in the everyday tasks of life and family:- children, parents and partners. I've enjoyed Williams other writing, but Sarah's chapters are so genuine and heartfelt.

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            5.0

            easy reading

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              In this quiet, gentle book, actor and writer William McInnes joins his wife, filmmaker Sarah Watt, to describe the unexceptional fabric of their suburban lives. The effect is remarkable. But even in the most ordinary of lives there are heartbreaking events that McInnes and Watt deal with in a way in which sensitivity is never overwhelmed by drama... This is more than a book about ordinariness. It is a subtle celebration of the simple, transcendental joys of love and family, set against the recurrence of Watt's cancer which, as she wrote, moved into her bones and the challenge of dealing with the stark reality that it was terminal. - The Sydney Morning Herald

              If you could use some inspiration to seize the day, this lovely book could be for you. - The Canberra Times

              What a beautiful and tactile book to have and to hold, to read through, to skip through, to enjoy the beauty of filmmaker Sarah Watt's photography and the excellence of the entire publication. It is a privilege to be a part of actor William McInnes and Watt's domain, sharing the laughter, sadness and simple pleasures and humility of their lives. - Ballarat Courier

              ISBN: 9780733628023
              ISBN-10: 0733628028
              Audience: General
              Format: Hardcover
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 256
              Published: 27th September 2011
              Publisher: Hachette Australia
              Country of Publication: AU
              Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 18.0  x 2.3
              Weight (kg): 0.77
              Edition Number: 1