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  • The Complete Sailing Manual

    by Steve Sleight and 1 more

    The only sailing manual you will ever need, covering everything from sailing basics to making repairs and mastering navigation.The undisputed market leader in sailing guides, this fully revised and updated sailing manual answers questions about any sailing situation - with thorough coverage of all aspects of sailing and boat ownership.In DK's The Complete Sailing Manual, former British national ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Summer in Greece

    Escape to paradise with this romantic story filled with secrets

    by Patricia Wilson

    Could 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.Back home, Shelly stumbles across the belongings of her great-grandmother, Gertie Smith including a ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • Storm of Steel

    A gripping, action-packed historical thriller

    by Matthew Harffy

    series The Bernicia Chronicles #6
    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

    $6.92 AUD

  • Adrift: A True Story of Love, Loss and Survival at Sea

    by Tami Oldham Ashcraft and 1 more

    THE HEART-STOPPING MEMOIR, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING SHAILENE WOODLEY AND SAM CLAFLIN, AND DIRECTED BY BALTASAR KORMAKUR (EVEREST)A compelling, at times devastating, ultimately inspiring account of how much can go wrong on the ocean and how, miraculously, one woman conquered her own fears.‘An inspirational and empowering read’ Shailene WoodleyYoung and in love, their lives ahead of them, ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Batavia

    by Peter Fitzsimons

    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

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow

    by A. J. Mackinnon

    A couple of quiet weeks sailing the River Severn was the intention. Somehow things got out of hand – a year later I had reached Romania and was still going ...Truly hilarious books are rare. Even rarer are those based on real events. Join A.J. Mackinnon, your charming and eccentric guide, on an amazing voyage in a boat called Jack de Crow.Equipped with his cheerful optimism and a pith helmet, this ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • A Night to Remember

    The Sinking of the Titanic

    by Walter Lord

    series The Titanic Chronicles #1
    #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

  • A Night to Remember

    The Classic Bestselling Account of the Sinking of the Titanic

    by Brian Lavery and 2 more

    'There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers.' - Phillip Franklin, White Star Line Vice-PresidentOn April 15th, 1912, Titanic, the world's largest passenger ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. Walter Lord's classic bestselling history of the voyage, the wreck and the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Stalking the Red Bear

    The True Story of a U.S. Cold War Submarine's Covert Operations Against the Soviet Union

    by Peter Sasgen

    Thrilling submarine espionage and an inside look at the U.S. Navy's "silent service"Stalking the Red Bear, for the first time ever, describes the action principally from the perspective of a commanding officer of a nuclear submarine during the Cold War -- the one man aboard a sub who makes the critical decisions -- taking readers closer to the Soviet target than any work on submarine espionage has ... Read more

    $16.38 AUD

  • Titanic

    by Rupert Matthews

    The sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage in 1912 is one of the most dramatic stories in maritime history. The largest passenger steamship in the world, fitted with more advanced safety features than any of her rivals, she was proclaimed to be virtually unsinkable. Just how and why the Titanic foundered on such a beautiful April evening is the subject of this fascinating book. Author Rupert ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • 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

    $12.20 AUD

  • Titanic Voices

    63 Survivors Tell Their Extraordinary Stories

    by Hannah Holman

    There were over 700 survivors of the Titanic disaster and their horrific experience has captivated readers and moviegoers for over 100 years. But what was it actually like for a woman to say goodbye to her husband? For a mother to leave her teenage sons? For the unlucky many who found themselves in the freezing Atlantic waters? Titanic Voices is the most comprehensive collection of Titanic ... Read more

    $24.30 AUD

  • The Truth About the Titanic

    by Archibald Gracie

    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

    $4.59 AUD

  • Make You Mine: Dumont Bachelors 1 (A sexy romantic comedy of second chances)

    by Macy Beckett

    series Dumont Bachelors #2
    Welcome to the Louisiana Bayou and the world of Macy Beckett's series, where hopeful hearts will go to great lengths to change their luck in love... Fans of Jill Shalvis, Carly Phillips and Rachel Gibson will love Macy's sexy heat and humour!For ninety-nine years, every man in the Dumont family has remained a perpetual bachelor. Residents of Cedar Bayou, Louisiana, whisper about a voodoo hex cast ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Occupation Circumnavigator: Sailing Around the World

    Sailing Around the World

    by Lars Hässler

    A hippy Sell Up and Sail , this entertaining and inspiring book is more than just a cruising narrative - it is an instructive account showing how anyone can circumnavigate (or even sail for an extended period) without huge funds. Lars Hassler originally set off intending to sail for three years, but by judiciously using his funds, and topping them up by taking charter guests on cruises, he sailed ... Read more

    $28.26 AUD

  • On the Edge of Survival

    A Shipwreck, a Raging Storm, and the Harrowing Alaskan Rescue That Became a Legend

    by Spike Walker

    From the acclaimed author whose beloved books inspired the hit television show, The Deadliest Catch, comes a thrilling true adventure tale in the Alaskan seasA Malaysian cargo ship on its way from Seattle, Washington to China ran aground off the coast of western Alaska's Aleutian Islands on December 8, 2004 during a brutal storm, leading to one of the most incredible Coast Guard rescue missions of ... Read more

    $12.53 AUD

  • 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 #2
    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

  • A Shop Girl at Sea

    by Rachel Brimble

    series Pennington's #4
    Bath, 1912.Amelia Wakefield loves working at Pennington's, Bath's finest department store. An escape from her traumatic past, it saved her life. So when Miss Pennington sets her a task to set sail on the Titanic and study the department stores of New York, she couldn't be more excited – or determined!Frustrated with his life at home, Samuel Murphy longs for a few weeks of freedom and adventure. ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD

  • Taking the Sea: Perilous Waters, Sunken Ships, and the True Story of the Legendary Wrecker Captains

    by Dennis Powers

    “Kirkus Reviews” summarized: “Maritime historian Powers ("Treasure Ship" and others) offers a series of vignettes from the golden age of American marine salvage. It extended from the end of the Civil War to the decade following World War I. Sail was merging with steam, wooden hulls with iron ones, but as the nation expanded westward in the wake of the Forty-Niners, the burgeoning demand for ... Read more

    $4.96 AUD

  • The Other Side of the Night

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

    by Daniel Allen Butler

    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

  • 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

  • The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks

    by 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

    $4.59 AUD

  • Deep Sea and Foreign Going

    Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Brings You 90% of Everything

    by Rose George and 1 more

    There are 100,000 freighters on the seas. Between them they carry nearly everything we eat, wear and work with. In this unique investigation, Rose George joins the crew of a container ship to chart the murky waters of international shipping, with its powerful naval fleets, pirate gangs, and illegal floating factories, to reveal the hidden industry upon which our world turns and our future depends. ... Read more

    $16.93 AUD