Worse Things Happen at Sea

Worse Things Happen at Sea

William McInnes Sarah Watt / May 31, 2020

Worse Things Happen at Sea In William s first book A MAN S GOT TO HAVE A HOBBY he wrote about family life in the s with humour affection and honesty WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA does the same for family life in s written

  • Title: Worse Things Happen at Sea
  • Author: William McInnes Sarah Watt
  • ISBN: 9780733628023
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In William s first book A MAN S GOT TO HAVE A HOBBY he wrote about family life in the 1960s with humour, affection and honesty WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA does the same for family life in 2000s written by William and Sarah in a way that many Australians can relate to and enjoy This book celebrates the wonderful, messy, haphazard things in life bringing home babies fromIn William s first book A MAN S GOT TO HAVE A HOBBY he wrote about family life in the 1960s with humour, affection and honesty WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA does the same for family life in 2000s written by William and Sarah in a way that many Australians can relate to and enjoy This book celebrates the wonderful, messy, haphazard things in life bringing home babies from hospital, being a friend, a parent, son or daughter, and dog obedience classes It s about living for twenty years in the family home, raising children there, chasing angry rabbits around the backyard, renovations that never end It is also about understanding that sometimes you have to say goodbye that is part of life too Illustrated throughout with Sarah Watt s photographs of family life and beautiful but everyday objects.

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      • William McInnes Sarah Watt

        William McInnes is one of Australia s most popular stage and screen actors His leading roles in Sea Change and Blue Heelers have made him a household name The mini series Shark Net and My Brother Jack earned him widespread critical acclaim He has been nominated for numerous stage and screen awards, and has won a Variety Club Drama Award in 1997 and two Logie awards for Most Outstanding Actor in 2000 and 2004.William grew up in Queensland and has travelled extensively throughout Australia He now lives in Melbourne with his two children He was married to the late film maker Sarah Watt.


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    1. 4.5★“While despair and disappointment may sit quietly in the corner of the house, hope and grace take up more room. And in the parlance of my children, it’s all good.” Sarah Watt (1958-2011)Tender, funny, rollicking, sad. I loved this. I’d give it five stars for the heart and warmth, but I got a little lost in some of McInnes’s ramblings where he interrupts one story with something from the past and then comes back to the story he’s telling. Just like real life. That IS the way we [...]


    2. William McInnes and Sarah Watt’s personal take on the simplicity yet messiness of everyday life is a pure joy to read. Worse Things Happen at Sea is about two famous Australians in the television, film and writing industry; yet two very ordinary people who live through the day-to-day stuff we all do: raising children, renovating homes, coping with the illness of love ones, making mistakes, fixing things and not being able to fix things. The fact that Sarah Watt died after a battle with cancer [...]


    3. One of the ABC’s most popular television series ever was the wondrous ‘Sea Change’ – those similarly addicted will have memories of the little coastal Victorian community of Pearl Bay, with its enduring idiosyncratic array of characters, forever in their hearts. The star of the show’s three series was Sigrid Thornton playing a city-ite whose world comes crashing down around her causing her to ‘escape’. It was the David Wenham role of Diver Dan, the love interest, who became the ‘ [...]


    4. I liked Sarah Watt's chapters better than Williams'. He seems like a great Aussie bloke, a genuinely nice guy, but I did find myself hanging out for his chapters to finish so that I could read Sarah's which are interspersed. Perhaps it was her female perspective, perhaps it was because I love her films and I know she battled cancer and I wanted to hear her perspectives. The last few chapters were particularly raw but I appreciated the open and honest tone of the whole book. An unusual format (th [...]


    5. This month's bookclub selection.As it was handed out to bookclub members last month, this book was introduced with, 'A little *light* reading this month.' There is that feel about it -- magazine-glossy paper with a generous number of full-page colour photos. An easy read, surely. "Who are these people?" someone asked, and it may have been me. I don't know much about famous people. Last time bookclub was required to read something written by an Australian actor, it was Judy Nunn's Maralinga, and [...]


    6. Tiger mothers, ambitious beyond reason for their children's success, who see compassion and tolerance as weakness, are at one end of the 'mothering' scale - on the other, a very different tiger mother, one who fought with tenacity and courage, for each day she could spend loving her husband and children, and seeing them safely into adulthood. Sarah Watt - I wish I had known you. It's the modesty of the story, the ordinary life spent well lived, but also lived well, that makes this book such a go [...]


    7. This month's bookclub selection and what a surprise!One of the ABC’s best loved TV series was 'Sea Change’ set in Barwon Heads near Geelong – I even went to visit there, stayed 2 days as like many I was addicted to this little coastal Victorian community of Pearl Bay, with its enduring idiosyncratic array of characters, forever in our hearts. The star of the show’s three series was Sigrid Thornton playing a city-ite whose world comes crashing down around her causing her to ‘escape’. [...]


    8. A beautiful story about really nice people. I don't know them, but after reading this I feel as though I do. Hauntingly sad at the end, but don't let that put you off reading it. Something to make you stop and take note of the good things you have in life.


    9. Enjoyed this light read. Lots of Brisbane and Melbourne which was nice. Very sad as they seem like such a lovely family. Made me laugh out loud quite a few times.



    10. This is a book that I have wanted to read for some time, and I found it in a friend's bookshelf so snaffled it! (and returned it when finished!). Illustrated with Sarah Watt's beautiful photographs, it is a sort of memoir/biography of William McInnes and Sarah Watt's family and the story of her cancer. With some of William's wry and funny comments, and many poignant moments, I really enjoyed it.


    11. What an interesting way to capture the lives of two reasonably well know Australians. I really enjoyed the reference to the title of the book. Probably something that only Australians and boat people will fully understand. But oh, so true. Make the most of life. Reference to tragic events are balanced by very backyard tales of the extent families go to support and love each other. I laughed out loud, shed a tear, and gasped. I did find it poignant that given Sarah passed away soon after the book [...]


    12. Part family history, part vignettes of everyday life, this is a confronting book in many ways, as it's meditations on mortality and facing the unpredictability of life ring starkly true. I found this book all the more heartbreaking in the knowledge that Sarah Watt (McInnes' wife and the book's co-author) died in late October, not long after the book's publication, after a long battle with cancer (something she shares honestly and beautifully in her chapters). This book is essentially about coura [...]


    13. I've always enjoyed McInnes' work and this book did not disappoint. McInnes has an amazing ability to make you laugh and cry in one sentence and I love that all of his reflections and recollections are the stuff of ordinary, mundane, day to day life - the stuff that really matters in the end. Sarah and William compliment each other beautifully. It is sad that their co-writing cannot be shared in the future. Reading this book made me appreciate the small things in my everyday life. It made me lov [...]


    14. A wonderfully warm view of Australian family life, even in the amazingly creative life that was the family of William McInnes and Sarah Watt. Written taking turns about chapters, Watts final chapter as she faces death, is a remarkable piece of Australian literature. The lighter moments, always written by McInnes, are deliciously funny. His description of the white rabbit the family adopted had me leaking all over with laughter. Always an serviceable actor, McInnes is a superb writer and his shar [...]


    15. I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of simple stories and anecdotes from every day family life. I think it was the sheer ordinary nature of the McInnes-Watt household that impressed me most of all. Just because these people are in film and acting, doesn't make their family life extraordinary. I saw a lot of myself in McInnes and found many of his quirks and inefficiences quite affirming! Knowing what became of William and Sarah, the final chapters bring on an ominous feeling as Sarah discusses [...]


    16. Although there is great sadness behind this story the overall effect when you have finished reading 'Worse Things Happen at Sea' is one of overwhelming family love and the connections that occur between family and friends. Simple day to day events brings life and happiness, chaotic family life and the closeness of being together make this a warm, inspirational book.This book is one of my favourite possessions, not just because it is a book but because of the love and feelings that emanate from i [...]


    17. After finishing this book I was most distressed that we have lost such an amazing writer, artist, film maker, wife and mother with the passing of Sarah Watt. William and Sarah shared moments of their lives with us within the book and I feel very privileged to have read this beautiful story. I highly recommend this book!


    18. A remarkably moving book written by William mcinnes and Sarah watt. Tracks the highs and lows of their life together, including beautiful stories of moments with each other and their children alongside tragedies such as their still born first child and Sarah's cancer. I really connected with this book and particularly Sarah watt.


    19. Just imagine two of the loveliest people in the world writing you letters. They're not pretentious, they're not goody two-shoes, they have lovely self-deprecatory humourabove all they're normal. Gentle, whimsical, laugh out loud funny sometimes and poignantl wrapped up in love for humanity and our world - suburban though it may be at times.


    20. LOVED this book. Felt like I was sitting around having a wine and a yak with my closest friends. Written in such a relaxed manner, even though you know the ending will be incredibly sad, you also know (eventually) these kids will be ok - thanks to their awesome parents.A beautiful, normal, happy, loving, brave family. Thank you for letting us into your lives William & Sarah. Highly recommend.


    21. Beautiful story of a close and caring family. Sweet Sarah has a warm heart in spite of tragic circumstances and William who plays the clown is a father very involved with his children.Sad, funny and very poignant book.


    22. Loved this book - very touching and funny and beautiful writing from both William and Sarah. Here is my blog on my connection to their watery worlds: swimmingpoolstories.c


    23. Raw, sad and honest sharing about Sarah's encounter with cancer and how the family reacted. Earlier chapters dealt with family life before the cancer and William is a very funny story teller - i snorted and laughed through his mis-adventures. A wonderfully human book.



    24. A little too 'real' and 'normal' for me. Yes they had a wonderful family with some good moments but I was left feeling sad rather than inspired.


    25. Enjoyed but was also moved by this very poignant sensitive story. Very much a series of thoughts and memories that form a a story of love loss and family.





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