Review: Brian Fagan on the last of the whalers

From the Bequia Whalers and Maritime Museum, Port Elizabeth, Bequia, St. Vincent

The famed British diplomat and adventure writer John Buchan concluded his 1936 novel The Island of Sheep on a northern island where the heroes were rescued by the arrival of “an army of men,” “shaggy and foul with blood,” fresh from “the grind.” I first read this stirring ta…

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