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By Janet Stevenson. 1985
Amanda Bright, the young wife of the captain, sets out on a journey with her husband in 1851. When the… first mate, and then her husband, become ill, Amanda must command a sullen crew across the vast north Pacific. 1985.
By Patrick O'Brian. 1978
Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon, Stephen Maturin, sail the… Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy - and a treacherous disease which decimates the crew. Sequel to "Mauritius command" . Followed by "The fortune of war" .1998. (Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin novels ; 5)
By Herman Melville. 1981
A naive, innocent sailor, Billy Budd, is cruelly antagonized and unjustly accused by his evil master-at-arms. Speechless with rage over… the accusation, Billy strikes and kills his petty officer, forcing their captain to order his execution. 1981.
By Bernard Cornwell. 1990
Nick Breakspear may look like the perfect Hamlet, but he wanted nothing to do with the theatrical world inhabited by… his father, Britain's greatest living actor. So he joined the Royal Marines and is now sailing the blue waters of the Bahamas. But dreams of paradise are shattered when he becomes swept into a small but deadly corner of a war against the drug-runners that infest the area. Caught up in a world that denies every truth he believes in, the only defence is to draw on the despised skills of his father's world and fight with reckless courage. 1990.
By Alexander Kent. 1996
Set in 1813, the Royal Navy admiral Sir Richard Bolito returns to Halifax to pursue the sea war with the… young United States. Although he personally desires peace, the admiral is caught up in a war that neither Britain nor the United States can afford to lose. Sequel to "For my country's freedom", followed by "Sword of honour" .1996. (Richard Bolitho novels ; 24)
By Dudley Pope. 1984
Ned Yorke, manager of a plantation in Barbados, loves Aurelia, the wife of a neighbouring planter. To avoid arrest by… the Cromwellians, he flees with Aurelia. They become traders and eventually pirates. 1984.
By Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart. 2006
While traveling with her family aboard the S.S. Euphonia, eight-year-old Corby Flood accidentally attracts the murderous attentions of five men,… clad in bowler hats, called the Brotherhood of the Clowns, as she investigates the mysterious singing coming from the ship's hold. Grades 3-6. Sequel to "Fergus Crane" (DC29167). 2005. (Far-flung adventures ; 2)
By Philip McCutchan. 1990
Commodore Kemp continues his World War II journey through the war-torn Mediterranean. He must pilot his shipload of women volunteers… and concealed soldiers past the German air bases on Crete. Sequel to "Convoy east". 1990.
By Philip McCutchan. 1989
Commodore John Kemp guides his World War II troop convoy through the Mediterranean Sea and on to Ceylon. Its cargo… is unusual - Wrens, members of the Women's Royal Navel Service. Kemp finds himself faced with an explosive situation with the danger of aircraft and submarine attack on one hand, and the responsibility of men and women in close quarters on the other. Sequel to "Convoy South." 1989.
By Ian Slater, Gilbert LaRocque. 1978
By Rafael Sabatini. 2003
Great Britain, 1685. When physician Peter Blood is accused of treason against King James II for treating a wounded rebel,… he is sentenced to slavery in Barbados. Once on the island he escapes to become a buccaneer--and eventually governor of Jamaica. 2003 introduction by Gary Hoppenstand. 1922, c2003.
"Hornblower and the Atropos": Skippering the flagship for Nelson's funeral is not Hornblower's idea of action but soon he is… ordered to set sail for the Mediterranean in the Atropos. "The happy return": Hornblower sails the South American waters and comes face to face with a mad, messianic revolutionary. "A ship of the line": Commando raids, hurricanes at sea, the glowering menace of Napoleon's gun batteries; all these Hornblower must face as he sails his ship to the Spanish station. Sequel to "Hornblower and the Hotspur"(DC29058). 1987. (Hornblower ; 4-6)
By James V Hart, J. M Barrie. 2005
The youth of notorious villain Captain Hook, from his days at Eton. When he arrives at the famous school, James… (the future Hook) has never known his mother and barely knows his father, so he channels his loneliness and rage into plotting revenge against sadistic classmates. At last, he escapes to the high seas, but he unwittingly boards a slave ship that reveals horrifying brutality and family secrets. Some strong language. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 2005.
By Victor Suthren. 1993
A sampling of stories which capture Canada's long and exciting history of sea-faring. The tranquillity of Edwardian yachting, bloody sea… battles, and special ships like the Bluenose are featured. Writers include Thomas Raddall, E. Pauline Johnson, and Farley Mowat. 1993.
By Alexander Kent. 2006
The new year seems to offer Richard Bolitho and his friend Martyn Dancer the culmination of a dream. Both have… been recommended for promotion, although they have not yet gained the coveted lieutenant's commission. But a routine passage from Plymouth to Guernsey in an untried schooner becomes, for Bolitho, a passage from midshipman to King's officer, tempering the promise of the future with the bitter price of maturity. Sequel to "Midshipman Bolitho". 2006. (Richard Bolitho ; 2)
By Allan Baillie. 1983
Feeling every inch the pirate under his crimson shirt and black swimming trunks, Flynn rocked the upturned crate a little.… Of course, small sister Sally was poor material for a crew, but at least the thing was floating. "We're sailing for the Caribbean" he announced. The trouble was, they were! Grades 3-6. 1983.
By Joan Druett. 1988
Abigail, born and raised on her father's whaling ship in New Zealand, meets Captain Seth Morgan when she sails to… New England to live with relatives. She returns to New Zealand to find her father's murderer and to solve the riddle that her father left her. 1988.
By Brian Callison. 1976
By Dewey Lambdin. 2006
Captain Alan Lewrie of HMS Proteus avoids charges of slave-stealing by escorting an East India Company convoy to Cape Town… and points east. The fleet encounters a seagoing circus in need of protection. Sequel to “The Captain’s Vengeance” (DC29443). Explicit strong language, explicit descriptions of violence and some descriptions of sex. c2006. (Alan Lewrie naval adventure series ; 13)
Roman inspiré de Joshua Slocum, marin et aventurier, Canadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse, émigré aux États-Unis, qui fut le premier à… faire le tour du monde en solitaire entre 1895 et 1898. 1989.