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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
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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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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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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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The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey...
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Paul Theroux
 
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...
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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 Old Man and the Sea
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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 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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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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Wish You Were Here: England on Sea
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Travis Elborough
 
A fascinating look into how and why the English love to be beside the seaside.
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The Middle Sea: A History of the...
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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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Beside the Ocean of Time
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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 Lighthouse Stevensons
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Bella Bathurst
 
An exciting new edition of Bella Bathurst's epic story of Robert Louis Stevenson's ancestors and the building of the Scottish coastal lighthouses against impossible odds.
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The Log from the
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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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Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meaning
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Jonathan Raban
 
'This is Raban at his best, which is saying a great deal' Ian McEwan
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The Sea
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John Banville
 
Winner of the 2005 Man Booker Prize
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