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Shark Bait book the perfect Bermuda catch

Dear Sir,

I recently purchased a copy of Séan O'Connell's book, Shark Bait, and found it a good read for a number of reasons:

• It is a true Bermuda story, well written and compellingly told; good to see local authors

• Séan mentions other local legends such as the late David Saul, key to Séan's successful non-stop swim around Bermuda, an event that made it into the Guinness Book of Records

• This feat was the first of its kind in other ways, too, as a charity fundraiser, in this case for the Bermuda Physically Handicapped Association

• I was a student at the Bermuda College in 1976 when this historic event took place

• Dr O'Connell was a well-known lecturer who was friendly to all the students; what a great role model

So here's to inspiration and dreams, and to believing in ourselves, Bermuda.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Séan, and I hope many people will join me with a copy of Shark Bait on their coffee table.

If you prefer a live experience or would like a signed copy as a Christmas gift, Séan is giving a talk at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute at 7.30pm on December 5.


Séan O'Connell (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published November 27, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated November 26, 2017 at 8:03 pm)

Shark Bait book the perfect Bermuda catch

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