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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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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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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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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 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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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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The Rime of the Modern Mariner
Nick Hayes; Nick Hayes
 
This graphic novel recasts the shimmering horror of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's famous story into a contemporary context.
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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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Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million...
Simon Winchester
 
The definitive biography of the world's most important body of water -- the Atlantic.
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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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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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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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The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey...
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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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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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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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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