Publishing update 2 April 2023

The Voyage of The Aegre – From Scotland to the South Seas in a Shetland boat will be published on 27 July 2023. and launched in Lerwick, Shetland, during the Tall Ships Festival 26-29 July 2023. I’ll be there to talk about the voyage, the book and answer questions.

Copies will be available in Lerwick, also from Amazon, Book Depository, Central Books, other online booksellers and progressively through bookstores in the UK, US, AU and NZ. I’ll send out details of how you can pre-order a bit nearer the time.

The book will be coming out as a paperback. It’s about 264 pages, with 8 pages of photographs. There are also more than a dozen maps in the book so you can follow along where we went and drawings of the rig, the interior layout of the boat and of the boat under sail. It will also be available as an ebook.

Added to the website this week is a new tab Reviews, kicking off with a review by sailing journalist and broadcaster Paul Heiney of the Royal Cruising Club, joining a review by 1966 Atlantic rower, adventurer and author John Ridgway.

Also new to the website is a piece under the Artifacts tab on plotting our position at sea on The Aegre. See

I’ll be adding posts and more background information about the voyage and the book every week between now and July, so maybe bookmark the website and come back soon.

Keep your friends informed about the coming book by forwarding this email and encouraging them to subscribe on the website! Thank you.

Nicholas Grainger

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