posts tagged ‘nautical’

The Wreck of the Mary Deare

September 19th, 2012
The Wreck of the Mary Deare
by Hammond Innes

Who remembers Hammon Innes, a prolific and popular writer of thrillers from Britain in the mid 20th Century?

This is the most well known of Hammond Innes’ 30 odd adventure novels. Published in 1956, and worth a good price for the cover art alone, its a fine and nuanced tale.  Unusual for nautical fiction, it describes both good sailing adventure with operation of a huge, derelict freighter.…

Master and Commander

September 7th, 2010
Master and Commander
by Patrick O’Brien

For any reader who has a soft spot for 18th Century historical fiction, the Aubrey-Maturin series, by Patrick O’Brien, are essential. These are written with vivid detail combined with a curiously modern sense of plot: the plots seem to meander in a realistically random way.…

The Ship

July 15th, 2010
The Ship

by Bjorn Landstrom

This is such an amazing book: a tour de force, the result of thoughtful research and great art. This is an illustrated history of shipbuilding spanning most of the global history.