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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 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 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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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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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 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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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 Loving Spirit
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Daphne Du Maurier; Michele Roberts
 
A powerful, exuberant romance this is Daphne du Maurier's first novel which shows her beginnings as a great writer
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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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Sacred Hunger
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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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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
 
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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