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looking for MG book round the cabin table

Posted: Thu December 13th, 2007, 6:37 pm
by eilard
I'm looking for the MG book "round the cabin table". Unfortunately it is not longer available. Does anyone have a spare copy that I can buy?

Eilard Jacobs
the Netherlands

MG books....

Posted: Thu December 13th, 2007, 10:55 pm
by Eventide Owners Group
I have over 40 copies of MG's books and that is one that still eludes me!

There is a link to 'Abe Books' on the books page of this site, that might help, or try Amazon. Often used copies come up.

Sometimes E-Bay has MG books, but the prices go through the roof!
People seem to get silly on there.

Best of luck finding a copy, If I find a spare one I will let you know!


Posted: Fri December 14th, 2007, 8:16 am
by eilard
Thank you John, I was afraid already is was the way you discribed it. But Amazon indeed has some copies.


MG book

Posted: Fri December 14th, 2007, 9:28 am
by Eventide Owners Group
Eilard I have to thank you,

I too went and looked after I entered this on here and bought one of the copies! There are a few available, I shall look forward to reading it over Christmas!

Seems there are a few about then! hope you find what you are after, now if I can just find a copy of that outstanding novel, 'Dobson and son'....... I will have the lot!


MG Books

Posted: Mon December 24th, 2007, 8:46 pm
by ianc1200

I have a book not on your list, but perhaps this is as it's only edited by MG. Called "Cruising Yarns from the "YM" " Griffiths. pub 1938. Introduction written by MG , finishes "MG Yacht Lone Gull RHYC". 15 short yarns by such as E B Tredwen, Erskine Childers (titled "A Drift to the Baltic in a 7 Tonner"), Percy Woodcock, & Albert Strange (the others I don't recognise).

Many years ago I bought a large pile of (American magazine) Rudder, Yachting Monthly's (ranging from pre first World War up to about 1930), and MG's first magazine "Yacht Sales and Charters". Many of the short stories in the books were in the late 20's YM, and appeared to be longer versions, or have photos whereas they weren't in the books. Unfortunately, and much to my regret, I didn't buy an even bigger pile of 1930 onwards YM's, too dear at £50! I've often wondered whether there are more or extended MG tales which most of us haven't got.


Cruising Yarns...

Posted: Sat January 26th, 2008, 9:29 am
by Eventide Owners Group
Yes MG Edited a lot of books, he also wrote the preface to several.... I have seen one on navigation with his preface. Sometimes I might be tempted to buy them, but not often.. I have not attempted to list them all....

I have enjoyed dipping into 'Round the cabin table'!


Re: looking for MG book round the cabin table

Posted: Wed May 15th, 2013, 3:38 pm
by Wooden Boat Fittings
"Round the Cabin Table" is a good read.

MG was particularly noted, I think, for his writings about voyages within the Thames estuary, and for those who like those particular stories I would also recommend "Shoalwater and Fairway" by H. Alker Tripp and "Swin, Swale and Swatchway" by H Lewis Jones.

Very interesting waters, which I enjoy sailing only vicariously, I'm afraid....