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...
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...
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...
Winner of the 2005 Man Booker Prize
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...
John Steinbeck; Richard Astro
In 1940, the author sailed in a sardine boat with his great friend the marine biologist, Ed Ricketts, to collect marine invertebrates from the beaches of the Gulf of California...
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...
'This is Raban at his best, which is saying a great deal' Ian McEwan
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...
In the cabin of an ancient, stinking warship bound for Australia, a man writes a journal to entertain his godfather back in England. With wit and disdain he records mounting...
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...
The human drama of the slave trade told from a new perspective, from the decks of the slave ship
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...
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...
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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...
Set sail for the read of your life ... Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest...