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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
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...
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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The Wavewatcher's Companion
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
Breath (Paperback)
Tim Winton
 
A mesmeric new novel from a writer at the height of his powers
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The Old Man and the Sea
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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Master and Commander
Patrick O'Brian
 
Set sail for the read of your life ... Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest...
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The Slave Ship: A Human History
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 Log from the
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...
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Wide Sargasso Sea
Wide Sargasso Sea (Paperback)
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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Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meaning
Jonathan Raban
 
'This is Raban at his best, which is saying a great deal' Ian McEwan
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Wish You Were Here: England on Sea
Travis Elborough
 
A fascinating look into how and why the English love to be beside the seaside.
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Spunyarn: Sea Poetry and Prose
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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Beside the Ocean of Time
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 Hidden Dance
The Hidden Dance (Paperback)
Susan Wooldridge
 
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...
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Leviathan
Leviathan (Paperback)
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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Moby-Dick: Or, the Whale
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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