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Offline David Rose

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Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« on: February 03, 2020, 02:51:17 pm »
A big moment: I've just sent our publisher the manuscript of the book I've spent the past year working on with Rick Stanton. Called Aquanaut, it provides by far the the most detailed and revelatory account of the rescue of the Wild Boars boys' football team from the flooded Tham Luang cave in Thailand yet written, from Rick's unique perspective as the man who both (with John Volanthen) found the boys and organised and led their rescue - an unprecedented achievement against overwhelming odds.

It also contains the extraordinary story of Rick's long caving and cave diving career, with significant explorations in systems including Notts 2, P8, Gingling Hole, Wookey Hole, Ogof Daren Cilau, the Emergence du Ressel, the Padirac - St Georges, the Source du Saint Sauveur, Pozu Cabeza Muxa, the Marche Pied, Cueva Cheve and Pozo Azul.

Also in the book are accounts of earlier rescues and recoveries, such as the diplomatic dogs breakfast that was the rescue of Jonathan Sims and others from the Alpazat cave in Mexico, and the terrifying story of Rick and John's attempt to find and recover the body of Eric Establie from the Dragonniere du Gaud. Now we'll see what our editor makes of it, and how much work there still is to do. Fingers crossed he likes it. It's due out later this year, published in the UK by Michael Joseph.

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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 03:00:34 pm »
That's a very fine image on the front cover; where is it?

Offline Benfool

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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2020, 03:22:27 pm »
Gourneyras maybe?

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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2020, 03:56:00 pm »
That's a very fine image on the front cover; where is it?

Pozo Azul.

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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2020, 04:17:08 pm »
Indeed it is. Photo by Martyn Farr.

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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2020, 06:06:14 pm »
Thanks; it's a great picture.

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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2020, 09:22:57 pm »
Not to jump the gun - this is a great achievement well done.

But will you let us know when pre-ordering is possible?  :)
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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2020, 09:46:07 am »
What about his Irish exploits pushing Poll na Gceim and early Green Holes exploration etc etc.?

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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2020, 11:45:46 am »
It does have some stuff about Ireland but not all of it. He's done so much!

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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2020, 01:59:01 pm »
The British Caving Library will want a copy of this 100%. Will pre-order as soon as we know we can :-)

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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2020, 03:07:15 pm »
Brilliant. Pre-ordered it :-)

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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2020, 04:57:14 pm »
And by me too.

Thanks for all you do.

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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2020, 12:47:10 am »
.....and me.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2020, 07:57:51 am »
Just to mention that it looks like this will now be out in June 2021.


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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2020, 09:00:31 am »
The British Caving Library have it on pre-order and I had a message today that it was delayed until June 2021
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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2020, 01:24:54 pm »
Is there an official line as to why the 11 month delay on this?

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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2020, 01:35:26 pm »
I understand it is being completely rewritten by a new author   :shrug:

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Re: Aquanaut - forthcoming Rick Stanton autobiography
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2020, 02:17:46 pm »
I understand it is being completely rewritten by a new author   :shrug:

Oooooh interesting, time for gossip and chinese whispers.

 

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