More people have gone into space than have sailed around the world alone. It is one of the most arduous tests of mental and physical stamina imaginable and the longest endurance test of any sport, riven with danger and challenges. Yet for Emma Richards being adrift in pirate-infested waters was nothing compared to struggling through the 'soul-destroying solitude' of crossing 30,000 nautical miles for 132 days in a solo yacht. Moving, compelling and inspirational, Around Alone is a stunning tale of a young woman's battle with the elements.
'... Emma Richards is Britain's new sailing heroine' Sunday Times
'She confronts terror and hangs on while it ebbs away' Independent
'An inspiration to all' Sun
'Never before had I seen anyone with such natural talent' Tracy Edwards