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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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Beside the Seaside: A Celebration of...
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Jane Struthers
 
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...
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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 Old Man and the Sea
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Ernest Hemingway
 
Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway's magnificent fable is the tale of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. This story of...
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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
 
It is July 1962. Edward and Florence, young innocents married that morning, arrive at a hotel on the Dorset coast. At dinner in their rooms they struggle to suppress their...
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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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Master and Commander
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Patrick O'Brian
 
Set sail for the read of your life ... Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be...
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The Sea, the Sea
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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...
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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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In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic ...
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Nathaniel Philbrick
 
The Number One best-selling, epic true-life story of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the 19th century, beautifully reissued alongside Philbrick's new paperback, Sea of Glory.
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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 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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Spunyarn: Sea Poetry and Prose
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John Masefield
 
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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Breath
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Tim Winton
 
A mesmeric new novel from a writer at the height of his powers
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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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