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  • Storm of Steel

    A gripping, action-packed historical thriller

    Book 6 - The Bernicia Chronicles
    AD 643. Anglo-Saxon Britain. A gripping, action-packed historical thriller and the sixth instalment in the Bernicia Chronicles.Heading south to lands he once considered his home, Beobrand is plunged into a dark world of piracy and slavery when an old friend enlists his help to recover a kidnapped girl.Embarking onto the wind-tossed seas, Beobrand pursues his quarry with single-minded tenacity. But ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Pirate Hunters

    Treasure, Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

    by Robert Kurson ...
    The gripping true story of bitter rivalries on the high seas, a brilliant 17th-Century pirate captain, and the two adventurous men determined to find his treasure.Captained by English nobleman-turned-pirate Joseph Bannister, the Golden Fleece was a pirate ship sunk by the Royal Navy in 1686 taking with it many fortunes' worth of gold. When present-day adventurers John Chatterton and John Mattera ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Batavia

    Batavia is the greatest story in Australia�s history. The Shipwreck of the Batavia combines in just the one tale the birth of the world's first corporation, the brutality of colonisation, the battle of good vs evil, the derring-do of sea-faring adventure, mutiny, ship-wreck, love, lust, blood-lust, petty fascist dictatorship, criminality, a reign of terror, murders most foul, sexual slavery, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Under Full Sail

    by Rob Mundle ...
    How the mighty clipper ships transformed Australia from convict outpost to a nation.More than one million Australians can trace their heritage to the migrant ships of the mid-to-late 19th century...The story of the Clipper ships, and the tens of thousands of migrants they bought to the Australian colony of the nineteenth century, is one of the world's great migration stories. For anyone who ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Summer in Greece

    Escape to paradise this summer with the perfect romantic holiday read

    The latest sun-drenched escapist novel from the author of Island of Secrets and Greek Island EscapeCould these crystal clear waters hide the secrets of her past?Present dayFor years Shelly Summer has buried herself in her work, trying to forget her past. The only time she feels truly herself is when she's diving in the Mediterranean - the calm and stillness of the clear waters help her forget.... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • A Night to Remember

    The Sinking of the Titanic

    by Walter Lord ...
    series The Titanic Chronicles
    #1 New York Times Bestseller: The definitive book on the sinking of the Titanic, based on interviews with survivors, by the author of The Miracle of Dunkirk.At first, no one but the lookout recognized the sound. Passengers described it as the impact of a heavy wave, a scraping noise, or the tearing of a long calico strip. In fact, it was the sound of the world’s most famous ocean liner striking an ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Lonely Voyage

    A thrilling coming of age tale in a time of war

    by Max Hennessy ...
    Book 1 - The By Air, By Land, By Sea Collection
    The gripping tale of one boy’s journey into manhood… and towards war.Jess Ferigo, a young man with few prospects other than growing old in the same town he has always known, dreams of a life at sea, much to the ire of his family.Making the tough decision to leave his old life behind, he takes up a position in charge of poaching on a battered trawler, accompanied by Pat Fee and Old Boxer, a wreck ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Girl Aboard the Titanic

    The Remarkable Memoir of Eva Hart, a 7-year-old Survivor of the Titanic Disaster

    by Eva Hart ...
    We went on the day on the boat train…I was 7, I had never seen a ship before... it looked very big... everybody was very excited, we went down to the cabin and that's when my mother said to my father that she had made up her mind quite firmly that she would not go to bed in that ship, she would sit up at night... she decided that she wouldn't go to bed at night, and she didn't!This is the amazing ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Truth About the Titanic

    series Titanic Landmark Series
    Although he survived the sinking by seven months, it was the Titanic that killed Colonel Archibald Gracie. His struggles in the icy waters of the North Atlantic had shattered his constitution, and the awful things he had seen on that fateful night left him a haunted man. One observer said he had the look of someone “who had descended as distinctly into hell as any human being would care to ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • Deep Descent

    Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria

    On a foggy July evening in 1956, the Italian cruise liner Andrea Doria, bound for New York, was struck broadside by another vessel. In eleven hours, she would sink nearly 250 feet to the murky Atlantic Ocean floor. Thanks to a daring rescue operation, only 51 of more than 1,700 people died in the tragedy. But the Andrea Doria is still taking lives.Considered the Mt. Everest of diving, the Andrea ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • The Other Side of the Night

    The Carpathia, the Californian, and the Night the Titanic Was Lost

    The New York Times**–bestselling author of Unsinkable “recounts the disaster from the vantage point of nearby vessels” (Publishers Weekly).**A few minutes before midnight on April 14, 1912, the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage to New York, struck an iceberg. Less than three hours later, she lay at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. While the world has remained fascinated by the ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Great Clippers

    by Jane D. Lyon ...
    Against fantastic odds, a small group of men had built a fleet that proved one of the decisive factors in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. They had gathered the wealth that founded the first banks in the United States and built its first railroads, factories, and steamships. Now, they were to cap their achievements by making it equally superior in size, and in the process, producing ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Night Lives On: The Untold Stories and Secrets Behind the Sinking of the "Unsinkable" Ship—Titanic

    The Untold Stories and Secrets Behind the Sinking of the "Unsinkable" Ship—Titanic

    by Walter Lord ...
    series The Titanic Chronicles
    Three decades after his landmark work A Night to Remember, Walter Lord revisits the TitanicYears after A Night to Remember stoked the fires of public interest in the doomed RMS Titanic, the clamor for details about April 14, 1912, has not abated. As die-hard professional and amateur historians—“rivet counters,” they are called—puzzle over minute details of the ship’s last hours, a wealth of facts ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks

    The full text of the journals of Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, GCB, PRS, during Captain Cook's famous first great voyage aboard the HM Bark Endeavour, 1768-1771. ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Lusitania Saga & Myth

    100 Years On

    by David Ramsay ...
    An account of one of the greatest maritime disasters in history—the Lusitania’s proud service, its sinking by a German U-Boat, and the tragic aftermath.When the RMS Lusitania entered service in 1907, she was the pride of the Cunard fleet. The first transatlantic express liner powered by marine turbines, she had a top speed of twenty-five knots and could make the Liverpool-New York crossing in five ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The White Empress

    A heart-warming saga of chasing your dreams

    by Lyn Andrews ...
    A young woman will stop at nothing to achieve her dreams...The White Empress, by bestselling author Lyn Andrews, is a moving saga of a young woman who is determined to make her own way in life - and see the world whilst doing so. Perfect for fans of Anne Baker, Dilly Court and Maureen Lee.Cat Cleary is a sixteen-year-old Irish 'slummy' arriving in Liverpool to seek her fortune. Joe Calligan, a ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters (Illustrated)

    100th Anniversary of Titanic Series The New Illustrated

    First published in 1912. "A Detailed and Accurate Account of the Most Awful Marine Disaster in History, Constructed from the Real Facts as Obtained from Those on Board Who Survived… INCLUDING Records of Previous Great Disasters of the Sea, Descriptions of the Developments of Safety and Life-saving Appliances, a Plain Statement of the Causes of Such Catastrophes and How to Avoid Them, the ... Read more

    $1.85 AUD

  • The Loss of the S.S. Titanic

    series Titanic Landmark Series
    Lawrence Beesley was one of the luckiest men on the Titanic. Although the word had been given, “women and children first,” he was nevertheless ordered into a lifeboat to make up the numbers. At the end of that fateful night he stepped, dry and physically unharmed, onto the deck of the rescuing ship Carpathia. We are also fortunate in that, as a science teacher, Beesley was an intensely curious man ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • Titanic, A Very Peculiar History

    by Jim Pipe ...
    Book 5 - A Very Peculiar History
    It boasted libraries, palm trees, swimming pools, a 50-phone switchboard and was nearly as tall as the Eiffel Tower… No, she's not a skyscraper, she's the Titanic! Marking the centenary of the sinking of the White Star Liner RMS Titanic in 1912, 'Titanic, A Very Peculiar History' delves into the human stories of both crew and passengers and the incredible feats of engineering and design involved ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Through Ice & Fire

    The wild and desolate expanses of Antarctica have been the setting for many famous exploits and misadventures: a place where every decision has life-or-death consequences.Legendary explorers such as Shackleton, Mawson and Scott continue to inspire to this day, and their faithful ships, the Endurance, Aurora and Terra Nova are vivid characters in their fateful voyages of discovery.The first and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Sea and Civilization

    A Maritime History of the World

    by Lincoln Paine ...
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE MARITIME MEDIA AWARDS 2014A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea.An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Downunder

    The history of found shipwrecks along the Central and Hunter Coastlines.

    series Downunder
    Have you ever wondered about some of the stories of the maritime disasters that have happened along the Central Coast and Hunter Coastlines of Australia? This book visits the individual histories of located shipwrecks along this notorious coastline.Some of the stories include the tale of the man who survived two shipwrecks. How did Maitland Bay and Susan Gilmore Beach get their names'? What ... Read more

    $20.00 AUD

  • Ghost Ship

    The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew

    by Brian Hicks ...
    On December 4th, 1872, a 100-foot brigantine was discovered drifting through the North Atlantic without a soul on board. Not a sign of struggle, not a shred of damage, no ransacked cargo—and not a trace of the captain, his wife and daughter, or the crew. What happened on board the ghost ship Mary Celeste has baffled and tantalized the world for 130 years. In his stunning new book, award-winning ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Titanic

    by Filson Young ...
    series Titanic Landmark Series
    This was one of the first books to appear after the sinking of the Titanic, published just 37 days after the disaster, and despite the haste it is one of the most stylish and well-written of the early works. Its author, Filson Young, was a respected journalist who had already used his columns in the London Saturday Review and the Pall Mall Gazette to call for better safety at sea, and for all ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD