"in April 2013, a breaking news story surfaced on social media and quickly gathered momentum: a South African man had fallen overboard in a storm in remote Indonesian waters without anyone else on board realising. Now a frantic search was underway. The incident caught the world's attention because readers instantly recognised the terror of the moment--imagine being left alone drifting at sea and watching your friends sail into the distance. With just a little more bad luck, Brett Archibald could have died immediately. According to the experts, he should have died within eight to ten hours. But he chose not to die. Instead, Brett endured the ocean, the elements, the creatures of the deep, and his own inner demons.
How we describe the condition of our books
We are very proud of the condition of the books we sell (please read our testimonials to find out more!)
New: Exactly as it says.
As New: Pretty much new but shows small signs of having been read; inside it will be clean without any inscriptions or stamps; might contain a remainder mark.
Very Good: Might have some creases on the spine; no hard cracks; maybe slight forward lean and short inscription inside; perhaps very minor bumping on the corners of the book; inside clean but the page edges might be slightly yellowed.
Good: A few creases on the spine, perhaps a forward lean, bumping on corners or shelfwear; maybe an inscription inside or some shelfwear or a small tear or two on the dustjacket; inside but page edges might be somewhat yellowed.
Fair: In overall good condition, might have a severe forward lean to the spine, an inscription, bumping to corners; one or two folds on the covers and yellowed pages; in exceptional cases these books might contain some library stamps and stickers or have neat sticky tape which was used to fix a short, closed tear.
Poor: We rarely sell poor condition books, unless the books are in demand and difficult to find in a better condition. Poor condition books are still perfect for a good read, all pages will be intact and none threatening to fall out; most probably a reading copy only.