The Old Man and the Sea
Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway's magnificent fable is the tale of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. This story of heroic endeavour won Hemingway the Nobel Prize for Literature. It stands as a unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of man's challenge to the elements.
Arthur Beale says:
"Not a book about sailing but one of the most powerful novels of all time, with the sea and its challenges at the very heart of it. I'm not usually a huge fan of Hemingway but I found this a completely compelling read from the first page. The only problem is that it won't take you very long to finish it!"