Ships & boats: general interest

    Sabbatical at Sea

    By Leon Schulz

    Paperback £16.85

    HMS Victory Pocket Manual 1805

    By Peter Goodwin

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    Peter Goodwin adopts a fresh approach to explain the workings of the only surviving 'line of battle' ship of the Napoleonic Wars. As Victory was engaged in battle during only two per cent of her active service, Peter Goodwin also provides a glimpse into life and work at sea during...

    Heraldry of the Oceans: The Garb of the Merchant Seafarer

    By Alastair Arnott

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    Union-Castle Line

    By Mike Roussel

    Hardback £17.46

    The Union-Castle Line's heritage spans over a century. Yet the story of the Union-Castle Line is also one of people - the passengers and crew ensured that the line survived for so long. It is a multifaceted history of the Union-Castle Line, which examines some of the company's shipwrecks as...

    Ultimate Classic Yachts

    By Nic Compton

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    A stunning collection of the most beautiful classic yachts afloat.

    Seamanship in the Age of Sail: An Account of Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-O-War, 1600-1860

    By John Harland

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    Numerous successful reprints of contemporary works on rigging and seamanship indicate the breadth of interest in the lost art of handling square-rigged ships. Modelmakers, marine painters and enthusiasts need to know not only how the ships were rigged but how much sail was set in each condition of wind and...

    RMS Olympic

    By Mark Chirnside

    Paperback £17.46

    Launched as the pride of British shipbuilding and the largest vessel in the world, Olympic was more than 40 per cent larger than her nearest rivals: almost 900ft long and the first ship to exceed 40,000 tons.

    Canals: The Making of a Nation

    By Liz McIvor

    Hardback £12.65

    Canals hold a unique place in British culture, with associations of lazy summer afternoons, journeying through lush green countryside. But as Liz McIvor explains in the book to accompany her BBC series, the story of our canals is also the story of how modern Britain was born.

    Narrowboat Nomads

    By Steve Haywood

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    Steve is waving his worries goodbye on another of his light-hearted trips around the picturesque English waterways. This time it's a bit different, though. This time he's not just cruising with his cat, Kit, but with his long-suffering wife, Em, who's given up work and wants her share of easy...

    Lifeline Across the Sea: Mercy Ships of the Second World War and their Repatriation Missions

    By David Williams

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    The safe exchange of wounded or gravely ill prisoners of war, `protected personnel'' - medical staff and clergy - and diplomats, civilians and alien internees is a little known dimension of the Second World War, yet it was highly dangerous work.

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