New edition covers Nick's participation in the 30th Anniversary Fastnet Race and his achievement of rounding the Rock after 30 years Gripping true life story of survival against all the odds - 'Touching the Void' meets 'Perfect Storm' Exciting content and pacey narrative make this a compelling read that appeals to a wide general readership Hardback created huge interest and media coverage when published in 2007
Nick Ward was born in Hamble, and was taught to sail at the age of four. He has retained his love of sailing throughout his life. He worked in the marine trade for most of his career and delivered and raced yachts of all kinds. Nick still lives in Hamble today, with his wife Christine and two children. Sinead O'Brien is an award-winning documentary maker and dramatist. She lives in Dublin with her daughter Eve.
'Nick has told the story of his amazing survival in his book Left for Dead, which he has re-released to include a new chapter about his epic challenge 30 years later.' The Irish Sun (July 2010) 'Unsettling but compelling reading. Essential reading for those sailors who can't help thinking "What if?"' Sailing Today (November 2010) 'This book is a gripping read from start to finish.' Compass Magazine (2010)