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Writers Inspiring Change Feature Book Review: Long Lost Log

Updated: Mar 24

Long Lost Log is entirely based on the memoir kept by the author, when, in 1974, more or less broke and homeless, he gets the opportunity to jump aboard a small boat being captained by a WWII veteran, who has decided to sail across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Pincher, then a young man, fearless and a free-wheeler, never having sailed before, dives in. The adventures that follow are not what you would expect. Then again, this is the 1970s, a time of cultural revolution, the anti-Establishment movement, the new-age-thinkers - and Michael Pincher, details with colorful and well-written prose, his thoughts and feelings and encounters as they sail down the European coast, eventually setting out across the Atlantic. This is a romping adventure; salted with sexual escapades, weed, and all the things that a young man who is still coming of age, might encounter. It's an excellent read - fun - casual - and simply enticing. Recommended.

Review by International Writers Inspiring Change

About Michael Pincher

The son of Chapman Pincher, the famous investigative journalist, Michael left school at 17 to work as a stagehand in London’s West End theatre. Disenchanted, he ran away to sea and adventures in the Middle East. Finally settling down to married life, he worked in computing as a pathfinder in the early phases of the internet and social media. Now semi-retired he is an author, sculptor, singer/songwriter and Citizen Scientist – campaigning about the decline of insects.

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