Sailor Scribes: ROBIN LEE GRAHAM
When I was 10 I got a book for Christmas that was as dangerous as they come. It was 'The Boy who Sailed Around the World Alone'. It was an unusual combination of children’s picture book with a 'National Geographic' seriousness and it detailed the voyage of Californian schoolboy Robin Lee Graham in his 24-foot yacht 'Dove'. It perhaps is the most dangerous book I have ever read.. writes Matt Vance.