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Messing About in Earnest

Written by Nick Burningham


Take a river journey in a small boat with Nick Burningham at the helm. Messing About in Earnest is a delightful blend of travel writing, history, geography and real-life adventure. Nick drifts down the Swan and Canning Rivers in his trusty boat called Earnest. His book takes the reader on the trip of a lifetime with whimsical and humorous stories of the people, places and history he encounters.

ISBN 9781920731250 (Hardback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Hardback)
Categories Sport, Travel & Entertainment
Autobiography, Biography & Memoir
Pages 432
Publication Year 2003
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Nick burningham

    Nick Burningham

    Nick Burningham grew up in a small farming village in southern England in an entirely non-nautical family, but was always obsessed with sailing ships and boats. In 1973 he left England for Australia. After a short career beachcombing in north Queensland he went to Indonesia to investigate the engineless sailing craft still operating there, and over the following decade owned and sailed on several Indonesian perahu. Burningham has written numerous academic papers about traditional watercraft of South-East Asia. He also designed and supervised the construction of several replica sailing vessels, including the Duyfken. Read more