Ships & boats: general interest

    Great Mediterranean Passenger Ships

    By William Miller

    Paperback £14.45

    It is hard to think of the passenger liners from the golden era of Mediterranean cruising without also conjuring the nostalgic, dream-like vision of azure-blue waters, bright sunshine and swimming pools with clusters of umbrellas and sunbathing passengers. The great age of Mediterranean passenger liners began in the 1920s when...

    Narrowboat Life

    By Jim Batty

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    Full-time life on a narrowboat is a novelty for so many of us, and is endlessly fascinating. How do people downsize their lives and belongings into what looks like a large, crayon-coloured floating toy-box? Narrowboat Life answers all the questions we've wanted to ask about the ins and outs of...

    Dreadnought Battleship Manual

    By Chris McNab

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    When HMS Dreadnought was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1906 this revolutionary new class of big-gun iron-clad warship immediately changed the face of naval warfare, rendering all other battleships worldwide obsolete.

    RMS Titanic - The Wider Story

    By Patrick Mylon

    Hardback £17.46

    What more can be said about the ill-fated RMS Titanic, a ship that has achieved almost mythological status throughout the world? In truth, not a lot. But what about her sister ship, the railway stations and the boat trains that served her, the vessels that sent ice warnings and those...

    Narrowboat Guide

    By Tony Jones

    Paperback £18.46

    A complete guide to choosing, designing and maintaining a narrow boat.

    Adrift

    By Helen Babbs

    Hardback £12.65

    Journeying along London's waterways on a canal boat called Pike, Helen Babbs puts down roots for two weeks at a time before moving on. From Walthamstow Marsh in the east to Uxbridge in the west, she explores the landscape in all its guises: marshland, wasteland, city centre and suburb. From...

    Maritime Portsmouth

    By Paul Brown

    Paperback £12.65

    For three centuries Portsmouth has been the leading base of the Royal Navy but the naval heritage of its port can be traced back to the Roman invasion of Britain. From the Roman walls of Portchester to the best-preserved Georgian dockyard in the world and the illustrious HMS Victory, Portsmouth...

    Titanic Unseen

    By Senan Molony

    Hardback £17.46

    Titanic was meant to be another success in a litany of past glories for the White Star Line. Her fate was an unexpected shock and global tragedy, ensuring her immortality in the minds of millions even 100 years later. But her untimely demise often overshadows her remarkable life - the...

    First Class Cargo

    By William Miller

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    An unusual blend of cargo freight, holiday-making passengers and government officials, the combination cargo-passenger ship is an oddity now all but relegated to the past. In its heyday, however, royals such as Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, were known to travel by `banana boat' to the Caribbean. Ships such as...

    Sabbatical at Sea

    By Leon Schulz

    Paperback £16.85

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