by Des Ryan
When Nancy Knudsen and her architect husband Ted Nobbs decide to escape their high-pressure corporate lives and follow a dream of sailing around the world together, little do they guess where their journey will lead them and the strange events which are to turn their lives upside-down.
Shooting Stars and Flying Fish
As our Book of the Week, 'Shooting Stars and Flying Fish', is a light-hearted but inspirational memoir about a remarkable couple who left behind the corporate rat-race to follow their dream of sailing around the world - a story that demonstrates the rewards of taking risks to follow one's star.
While Nancy and Ted cross all the great oceans of the world and visit dozens of countries, it is the unexpected that draws their story along. Their day-to-day adventures are sometimes hilarious, sometimes life-threatening, and lead to the beginning of many life-long friendships.
Shooting Stars and Flying Fish shows how the couple's experiences both humble them and irrevocably change their attitudes, ethics and outlook on life, with neither returning to the corporate world on their return to Australia, but leading them to new lives and new careers.
This book is a beautifully written, inspirational memoir that shows the rewards of taking a risk to follow one's dreams. It has already received rave review in some quarters, and is a great read.
If it's not available in your local bookshop, you can buy it online at Boat Books by http://www.boatbooks-aust.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=29842&osCsid=f23ed98ac6b6482fb547783bd6b9b953!clicking_here. It will be mailed to you within two days.