Ships and Men by 'Shalimar' (FC Hendry)

The most gripping book of short stories you will ever read.

Set in the sail and early steam era, 21 beautifully written tales by an author who clearly knew every plank spar and rope in every ship built. The reader is carried along in the drama of each situation, learning a lot about ships and the men who crewed them. pub. 1946

534 pp. hard cover cloth binding in sound condition some scuffing of corners

highly recommended

$10.00

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The Lure of the Sea by F H Lee ed.

A charming compilation of short stories, some true, verse . Sea Lore of Today and Yesterday.

258 pp. good condition with some sunning of paper. large clear type.

$10.00

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The Master Mariner by Nicholas Monsarrat book 1 , and book 2 Darken Ship

The thrilling career of Matthew Lawe Drake's coxswain. Rated Monsarrat's finest work since the Cruel Sea, a classic which is still in print !

In two volumes for the price of one

vol 1 soft cover fair condition

vol 2 hardback very good condition

$10.00

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The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat

Not a rare book but this one is hard cover in good condition. If you've never read it and you like an action novel with intelligent character studies give it a go. 

The book is still in print after 60 years so it's a gripping tale

410 pp. published 1953 after many reprints. Hard cover good condition with strong binding

The story of a Royal Navy destroyer in the depths of the Atlantic War 1942 with the tensions among officers making a tale that is easy to relate to.  thumbnail shows title page as there is no dust cover

$5.00

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