A life less ordinary

It’s not exactly your average tale: a house and its contents burned down to the ground one night; an ambitious scheme to rebuild it; a beautiful classic sailing boat, built by hand, by novices; and seven years aboard it, learning to sail in secret anchorages and upon salty Celtic seas.

So not your average tale by any stretch, but it is Justin Ruthven-Tyers’ tale, and it’s told in his incredible new book – Phoenix from the Ashes. It’s funny and heartbreaking, inspiring and comforting, profoundly unique – and all true. Here’s the man himself with his wife Linda, talking about his remarkable story…

And if that’s whetted your appetite, we’ve got an exclusive pre-publication sample of the book for you to read too.

Phoenix from the Ashes will be available from 1st March 2012 – preorder your copy from Amazon here

And finally: The beady-eyed amongst you might have recognised a few similarities between Justin and Linda’s boat and the one in our blog header above…

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