Books: Two in a Boat

LAST VOYAGE (310 pp.)—Ann Davison —Sloane ($4).

Many a fair dream has been crushed by a foreclosed mortgage. In 1949, the dream of Ann and Frank Davison was so close to reality that they resolved to defy the sheriff and achieve it. Theirs was not a new dream, but it was one that never loses its shine: they would sail around the world together in a small boat, and support themselves by writing about their adventures. They put all their money into buying and refitting the Reliance, a tough but rundown old 70-ft. fishing ketch, but they didn't have quite enough and...

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