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Bugles and A Tiger

Bugles and A Tiger

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Don Silk built his first boat, the "Patsy Jean", with a book on boat building in one hand. Constructed from specially milled Northland kauri, it was launched at Opononi, on the Hokianga Harbour, and in 1959 he set off for Rarotonga with his wife and baby daughter. Scarcely more than a decade later he was the co-owner, with Bob Boyd, of the highly successful inter-island shipping company Silk & Boyd, based in the Cook Islands. At their peak in the 1970s, they operated a fleet of three vessels and moved thousands of tonnes of cargo around the South Pacific, as well as to the various international destinations. This work recounts Silk's adventures in the Pacific over nearly four decades. During this time, vessels were bought and sold, rebuilt and wrecked; cargoes of coconuts and corned beef, pineapples and pearl shells were transported, along with crazy English beachcombers and Mormon missionaries complete with bicycles. The excitement of hurricanes and shipwrecks, stowaways and drunken sea captains was matched by the challenge of outwitting officialdom, as Silk endeavoured to explain, on one occasion, a shipment of arms and, on another, a cargo of liquor worth more than a million dollars.

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Hardback Editions

March 1990 : USA Hardback
Title: Bugles and a Tiger: A Volume of Autobiography
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0933852789 / 9780933852785 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nautical & Aviation Pub Co of Amer
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December 1956 : UK Hardback
Title: Bugles and a Tiger
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0718100336 / 9780718100339 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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January 1956 : USA Hardback
Title: Bugles and a Tiger: A Personal Adventure
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0670194506 / 9780670194506 (USA edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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Paperback Editions

January 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: Bugles and a Tiger: My Life in the Gurkhas (Cassell Military Paperbacks)
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0304361569 / 9780304361564 (UK edition)
Publisher: Cassell military
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November 1986 : UK Paperback
Title: Bugles and a Tiger (Echoes of War)
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0907675654 / 9780907675655 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ashford,Buchan & Enright
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May 1973 : UK Paperback
Title: Bugles and a Tiger
Author(s): John Masters
ISBN: 0552092304 / 9780552092302 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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