Brian Hammett has compiled this unique edition of Racundra's First Cruise. The preface leads us into a treasure trove of unpublished writings, essays and photographs. The life of Ransome's beloved Racundra is chronicled to its conclusion and there is an explanation of how he came to write the book. The original illustrations are enhanced by the inclusion of present-day photographs of the same locations. Brian Hammett researched the introduction by following Racundra's route through Latvia and Estonia in his 33 foot gaff AVOLA.