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Jones, Tristan 1924-1995

Overview
Works: 45 works in 260 publications in 9 languages and 9,806 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Sea stories  History  Popular works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: G465, B
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Most widely held works about Tristan Jones
 
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Most widely held works by Tristan Jones
One hand for yourself, one for the ship : the essentials of single-handed sailing by Tristan Jones( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to single-handed sailing which is designed to be of use to both novice and experienced sailors alike
Dutch treat : a novel of World War II by Tristan Jones( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The time is June 1940. Nazi panzer divisions are churning across northern Europe, leaving ruin and demoralization in their wake. A British commando team sneaks into Amsterdam, and right under the nose of the advance units of the Wehrmacht steals the Dutch crown treasure from the Royal Palace and prepares to whisk it back to the safety of England."--Back cover
To venture further by Tristan Jones( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Thai and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aka by Tristan Jones( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""In a last-ditch effort to win status and success, middle-aged adventurer Bill Conan enters a 30,000-mile, single-handed race to sail around the world. This ultimate nautical test of skill, strength and endurance leads him across the vast expanse of the treacherous Atlantic Ocean, where a sudden change in wind throws him off balance and sends him overboard. Alone in the still, open sea he fights to keep from drowning, knowing it is a fight that he must eventually lose. But Conan has fallen into the migratory path of a bottle-nosed dolphin named Aka and his tribe. In an exhilarating encounter, they sense Conan's plight, communicate with him, and work to keep him afloat and alive." --Publisher
Yarns by Tristan Jones( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Yarns, Tristan Jones tells how he began his writing career. He draws on his many adventures to evoke some of the memorable people he has met, and to describe some of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. He gives advice on everything from seamanship to dealing with local populations in remote places. Not to be missed is his marvelous evocation in the style of Conan Doyle as the mystery of the Mary Celeste is solved, or the Conrad-inspired story of a troubled steamship, Breakdown. Other yarns include the tale of an unlikely salvage operation in Ibiza, a strange rendezvous on the coast of Africa, and of a coincidental meeting with one of America's greatest cruising sailors
The improbable voyage of the yacht Outward Leg into, through, and out of the heart of Europe by Tristan Jones( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heart of oak by Tristan Jones( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II helped to define Tristan Jones as an adventurous Welsh youth. After losing his parents, he spent much of his life working on sailing barges and so he is no stranger to the seas when he's called to fight for Britain during the Blitz in 1940. Tristan Jones is not only caught in the middle of arduous battles on board, but also the tragic battles he must fight in his heart. When the British Royal Navy commissions him to embark on transatlantic duties on the HMS Eclectic, HMS Hood and the Bismarck, Jones learns the emotional trials a sailor must face. On land and at sea, Jones is a hero and describes his thrilling and often comic adventures in HEART OF OAK
The incredible voyage : a personal odyssey by Tristan Jones( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's account of his determination to sail his small craft on the Dead Sea, the lowest body of water in the world, and on Lake Titicaca, the highest
A star to steer her by by Tristan Jones( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A steady trade : a boyhood at sea by Tristan Jones( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan Jones vividly and colorfully describes his childhood as a Welsh boy growing up by the sea. The story of his boyhood in pre-World War II England is strikingly charming and nostalgic. The challenges and adventures he encounters will have you seeing, smelling, feeling, hearing, and tasting the sea as you travel with him through this coming-of-age story
Saga of a wayward sailor by Tristan Jones( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step aboard and brave the high seas with Tristan Jones in his most exciting adventure yet. Joined by a cast of lively companions, Jones masters treacherous waters, raging storms and the Soviet Navy
Ice! by Tristan Jones( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retiring on a pension after being torpedoed in WWII, Tristan Jones embarks on a test of endurance that will last over two years, nearly killing him more than once. Attempting to sail farther North than anyone ever has, he embarks from Iceland on the Cresswell in the summer of 1959. His only companion? A three-legged, one-eyed Labrador named Nelson. He spends his first winter holed up near an Eskimo village in a Greenland fjord. After a violent snowstorm and without an adequate supply of food, he spends a full week digging himself out of enormous snow drifts until he is able to be seen and resc
Adrift by Tristan Jones( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van de avonturen die de zeezeiler Tristan Jones meemaakt als hij te maken krijgt met politieke verwikkelingen en hij zijn zeiljacht kwijtraakt
Somewheres east of Suez by Tristan Jones( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1983 Tristan Jones, well known as one of the finest sailing adventure writers of our time, had his left leg amputated. Refusing to become landbound after a lifetime at sea, he acquired a specially designed, virtually untippable 38-foot trimaran and began to sail around the world. In this final installment of this extraordinary saga, Tristan sails eight thousand miles from Istanbul to Thailand. From the tourist- and terrorist-dominated ports of the eastern Mediterranean to African outposts peopled with famine refugees, Tristan maintains the unique perspective of a man who has had minimal contact with society's restraints, using his acerbic wit to spare no fools and offer biting social commentary. After barely escaping with is life in South Yemen, he sets off for the Far East, determined to win out against the difficulties of his disability, whether battling a tropical cyclone or surviving on a dwindling ration of fresh water in the vast windless expanse of the Indian Ocean
De ongelooflijke tocht by Tristan Jones( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in Dutch and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het verhaal van een zeiltocht over de wereld
Seagulls in my soup by Tristan Jones( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV> Join Tristan Jones as he tells tales of the humorous and fascinating adventures that his Saga of a Wayward Sailor began. Discover more anecdotes and unexpected adventures aboard a converted lifeboat ketch cruising the coasts of the Balearic region with Tristan, his one-eyed, three-legged dog, Nelson and the prim Bishop''s sister, Sissie St. John. It''s a prolific prose journey of surprising arrivals, machine gun-thwarting and ship-saving escapades of a wayward sailor and his motley crew. </DIV>
Plein Nord by Tristan Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The improbable voyage by Tristan Jones( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in German and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Improbable Voyage is the account of master sailor and storyteller Tristan Jones' 2,307-mile voyage across Europe in an oceangoing trimaran, Outward Leg. Continuing his round-the-world journey, Jones traveled from the North Sea to the Black Sea via the rivers Rhine and Danube. Battling ice and cold, life-threatening rapids and narrow defiles, German bureaucrats and Romanian frontier police, the indomitable Jones made his way through eight countries and emerged triumphant, if battered, bruised and penniless, at the Black Sea. Tristan Jones is one of the best-known authors of sailing stories. A Welshman, he left school at age 14 to work on sailing barges and spent the rest of his life at sea
The incredible voyage by Tristan Jones( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Tristan Jones set out to establish the world's vertical sailing record; from its lowest (the Dead Sea) to its highest (Lake Titicaca) navigable bodies of water; he little realized that his extraordinary odyssey would take six years of his life, and lead him into some of the most amazing adventures that any human being has ever experienced
Outward Leg by Tristan Jones( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The famous Welsh sailor triumphs over sickness to sail halfway around the world in a thirty-six-foot trimaran"--Jacket
 
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Dutch treat : a novel of World War II
Alternative Names
Jones, Tristan

Thrittan Čhōn 1924-1995

Tristan Jones Brits auteur (1924-1995)

Tristan Jones walisischer Autor und Seefahrer

Tristan Jones Welsh sailor

ジョーンズ, トリスタン

Languages
English (190)

Spanish (10)

German (8)

Swedish (8)

Dutch (7)

French (4)

Turkish (4)

Catalan (1)

Thai (1)

Covers
Dutch treat : a novel of World War IITo venture furtherAkaYarnsThe incredible voyage : a personal odysseyIce!The incredible voyage : a personal odyssey