Chris Stewart


Three Ways To Capsize A Boat - An Optimist Afloat

by Chris Stewart

Publication date: June 4th 2009

Three Ways to Capsize a Boat

If youíre wondering what Chris Stewart did before he and Ana moved to El Valero, their Spanish farm, hereís one of the answers. He took to the sea, landing a job as skipper for the summer, sailing a Cornish Crabber around the Greek islands. It was his dream job Ė and there was just one tiny problem. He hadnít ever sailed before and had not the foggiest how to start.

In a series of madcap and hilarious adventures we follow Chris from a shaky start in Chichester harbour to his epic Odyssey to Spetses (a bucket would have been handy), and then on to the journey of a lifetime Ė battening down the hatches on a trip across the North Atlantic. Itís a journey crackling with Chrisís zest for life, irresistible humour, and unerring lack of foresight.


In this section

Biographical notes

A short biography of Chris, from the early days at Charterhouse and with Genesis to the present day as a best-selling author.

News Archive

A selection of previous news stories about Chris and his books previously published on here (dating back to 1999) that may still be of interest.


A listing of the UK editions of Chris' books and some variations such as audio releases.


A selected listing detailing the BBC Radio 4 readings of Driving Over Lemons and A Parrot In The Pepper Tree.

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