‘The Griffiths’ magic has been reflected in his writing, so that it has touched the lives of innumerable people. It would be hard to guess just how many of them owe the kindling of their first enthusiasm to some chance passage in The Magic of the Swatchways’. J D Sleightholme
In the words of John Leather, ‘few sailing books become classics like this one’, and since first publication in 1932 it has lost none of that fresh charm which has endeared it to so many generations of sailors. The Magic of the Swatchways rejoices in the natural romance of the wild and deserted creeks and views of the East Coast of England, speaking to those who love to explore in small boats. It is a book that will enthrall anyone who is entranced by the peace and solitude of the creeks at night and the moan of the sea on the sands. The Magic of the Swatchways provides a fascinating insight into a unique and beautiful area which may never again be the same.