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The sea, in all its beauty and all its menace, has provided inspiration for countless generations of writers. You'll find romantic voyages, seaside holidays, looming icebergs, monstrous fish, stately galleons and intrepid coracles in our selection of ocean-going fact and fiction: perfect holiday reading, wherever you're headed.

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We, The Drowned
(Paperback)
Carsten Jensen; Charlotte Barslund
In 1848 a motley crew of Danish sailors sets sail from the small island town of Marstal to fight the Germans. Not all of them return - and those who...
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Leviathan
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Philip Hoare
The story of a man's obsession with whales, which takes him on a personal, historical and biographical journey - from his childhood to his fascination with Moby-Dick and his excursions...
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The Slave Ship: A Human History
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Marcus Rediker
The human drama of the slave trade told from a new perspective, from the decks of the slave ship
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The Rime of the Modern Mariner
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Nick Hayes; Nick Hayes
 
This graphic novel recasts the shimmering horror of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's famous story into a contemporary context.
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Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meaning
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Jonathan Raban
 
'This is Raban at his best, which is saying a great deal' Ian McEwan
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The Old Man and the Sea
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Ernest Hemingway
 
Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, this work presents the tale of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. It is a story...
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Moby-Dick: Or, the Whale
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Herman Melville
Tells the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a...
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The Sea
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John Banville
 
Winner of the 2005 Man Booker Prize
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On Chesil Beach
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Ian McEwan
 
In a hotel overlooking Chesil Beach, Edward and Florence, who got married that morning, are sitting down to dinner in their room. Neither is entirely able to suppress their anxieties...
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Wide Sargasso Sea
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Jean Rhys
 
If Antoinette Cosway, a spirited Creole heiress, could have foreseen the terrible future that awaited her, she would not have married the young Englishman. Initially drawn to her beauty and...
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Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million...
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Simon Winchester
 
The definitive biography of the world's most important body of water -- the Atlantic.
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The Wavewatcher's Companion
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Gavin Pretor-Pinney
 
A humorous, original guide to the waves that surround us and through which we experience the world, by the bestselling author of The Cloudspotter's Guide.
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Breath
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Tim Winton
 
A mesmeric new novel from a writer at the height of his powers
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The Middle Sea: A History of the...
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John Julius Norwich
 
The Mediterranean has nurtured three of the most dazzling civilisations of antiquity, witnessed the birth or growth of three of our greatest religions and links three of the world's six...
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Beside the Ocean of Time
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George Mackay Brown
 
Thorfinn Ragnarson is a daydreamer of elaborate historical fantasies. In this beautiful and haunting novel Thorfinn becomes a Viking traveller, a freedom-fighter for Bonnie Prince Charlie and the colleague of...
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The Lighthouse Stevensons
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Bella Bathurst
 
An exciting new edition of Bella Bathurst's epic story of Robert Louis Stevenson's ancestors and the building of the Scottish coastal lighthouses against impossible odds.
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