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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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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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The Sea, the Sea
The Sea, the Sea (Paperback)
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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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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Rites of Passage
Rites of Passage (Paperback)
William Golding
 
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...
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The Sea
The Sea (Paperback)
John Banville
 
Winner of the 2005 Man Booker Prize
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On Chesil Beach
On Chesil Beach (Paperback)
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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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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In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic ...
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 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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Sacred Hunger
Sacred Hunger (Paperback)
Barry Unsworth
 
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...
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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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The Middle Sea: A History of the...
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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