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Harpoon venture

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Maxwell, Gavin, 1914-1969., Shark fisheries -- Scotland -- Western I

Places

Scotland, Western I

Statementby Gavin Maxwell ; introduction by Stephen J. Bodio.
SeriesWilder places
Classifications
LC ClassificationsSH351.S6 M3 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 304 p., [8] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL978587M
ISBN 101558214364
LC Control Number96015829
OCLC/WorldCa34544693

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From the Back Cover. Harpoon Venture is the thrilling story of Gavin Maxwell's four years hunting the basking shark. When Maxwell, best known for Ring of Bright Water, acquired a small island off Scotland after World War Two, he decided to hunt the thirty-foot leviathan of the northern waters for commercial purposes.4/5(55).

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I've been talking about 'Harpoon At A Venture' a bit recently which made me realise it's years since I last read it and a re-visit was long I first found this book I was in my early teens and read it as a straight adventure story, one that was particularly attractive because it was set on the west : Desperate Reader.

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