September 19th, 2012
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.…
September 7th, 2010
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.…
July 15th, 2010
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.