This is a great read based on a true story. In 1884 the ship Mignonette set sail from Southampton bound for Sydney. The ship got wrecked, and the crew were cast adrift in a 13ft boat for 24 days with no food.When they were finally picked up they were in a dreadful condition, but one of them was missing. The subsequent trial on their return held the whole nation, including Queen Victoria, spellbound.
Well recomended. If you get to meet the author as I did, he is a fund of great tales, so look out for his next one.