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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.
Can you remember why the sea is salty? How does the moon affect the tide? And what was the mystery of St Michael's Mount? Answering such questions as what to...
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...
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.
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...
The human drama of the slave trade told from a new perspective, from the decks of the slave ship
A story about the entangled and conflicted fortunes of two cousins: Erasmus Kemp, the son of a Lancashire merchant, and Matthew Paris, a scholar and surgeon just released from prison...
Nick Hayes; Nick Hayes
This graphic novel recasts the shimmering horror of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's famous story into a contemporary context.
'This is Raban at his best, which is saying a great deal' Ian McEwan
The definitive biography of the world's most important body of water -- the Atlantic.
A collection of short stories, extracts from novels, poetry (including "Sea-Fever" and "Cargoes") and the author John Masefield's autobiography. It describes the hardship, romance and adventure of seafaring with a...
A fascinating look into how and why the English love to be beside the seaside.
1933. The luxury liner SS Etoile sets sail from Southampton en route for New York. On board is Lily Sutton who is escaping the brutality of her failed marriage, and...
After eleven years living as an American in London, the author set out to travel clockwise round the coast and find out what Britain and the British are really like...
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...
Iris Murdoch; John Burnside
When Charles Arrowby retires from his glittering career in the London theatre, he buys a remote house on the rocks by the sea. He hopes to escape from his tumultuous...
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...