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By Malcolm Lowry. 1962
From the author of Under the Volcano: A novel of a young man’s flight from the upper class to join… the hard-living crew of a freighter bound for South Asia. In this debut novel by the acclaimed novelist and poet, Dana Hilliot seeks absolution from his wealthy British upbringing, escaping the bourgeois provincialism of his origins by setting out to sea as a messboy amid a crew of weathered, world-weary sailors. Lost somewhere between Singapore and Bombay, Hilliot has fled his oppressive life—and his first love—for a world that has no interest in his problems. Part Moby Dick, part A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ultramarine draws on Malcolm Lowry’s own early experience—and displays the flair for character and dazzling prose that distinguished him as one of English literature’s greatest modern talents.
By Allan Zullo. 2007
Some volunteered. Others were forced to serve. But each of these young people sailed with the world's most feared pirates… -- from the notorious Blackbeard and Captain Kidd to Sir Henry Morgan and others. Some of these kids fought side-by-side with the pirates, and others tried to escape. You will never forget their incredible true stories.
By John Gillgren. 2015
Join Sir Francis Drake on his flag ship the Golden Hind in 1577 as he searches for a shorter route… to Asia. On his dangerous journey around the tip of South America and up the west coast of the Americas, his crew faces violent storms at sea and battles with Spanish and Portuguese Men-O-War. Finally, Drake must deal with a mutiny on his own flag ship. Four hundred years later, Carmine Cali is learning to dive off the coast of southern California when his partner Nelson Bartlett swears he sees a skull hidden in the grasses off Malaga Cove. Another dive that day reveals nothing. Carmine spends the next 39 years trying to confirm that the skulls exists. Follow Carmine, his wife Elaine, and their children Snail, Carmen and Caroline in their diving adventures and search for the enigmatic skull.
By Sarah Drummond. 2016
The Sound is set in the 1820s, in the violent and lawless world just before the English established colonial law… in Western Australia. It is a historical fiction about the men of many nations who made their way across the southern waters of Australia from Tasmania to WA, plundering seal colonies, and stealing women and children from indigenous communities as they went. It follows the journey of Wiremu Heke of Aramoana, who begins his journey on the quest to avenge the destruction of his village, but ends it older, wiser, and looking at the world in an entirely different way.
By George Mackay Brown. 2004
This collection of sharply-etched fables, dealing with death, legend, love and violence create an Orcadian world that spanning myth and… reality - a world set firmly between the sea and the sky - a collection of islands which are life-sustaining and soul refreshing.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis. 2018
Magical worlds and incredible creatures fill the pages of this epic, action-packed finale of the Map to Everywhere series, from… John Parke Davis and New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ryan!Intrepid travelers Fin and Marrill have shared countless thrilling and treacherous adventures on the magical waters of the Pirate Stream. But neither could have expected that their final adventure would force them to team up with their oldest enemy: the evil wizard Serth! With the fate of the Stream and all their friends hanging in the balance, can they challenge the most frightening power they've ever come up against? Find out in this mind-blowing conclusion to the Map to Everywhere series!
By Georgia Pritchett. 2016
Things Wilf was worried about before: 1. Lion dentists. 2. Creepy crawlies wearing wigs. 3. Marmite. Things Wilf is worried… about now: 4. The most evil man in the world. 5. Actually, anyone named Alan. 6. Alan deciding to become a pirate and destroy the world. Alan is Wilf's self-styled evil lunatic next-door-neighbor. He has a grumpy robot sidekick and a silent, right-hand-dog, Kevin Phillips. All in all, he is kind of ridiculous. But when Alan decides that pirating is an excellent way to destroy the world, Wilf knows he will have to overcome his fear of parrots and walking the plank to stop him . . .
By A. L. Tait. 2015
The prize for winning the race around the world is almost within reach. But sometimes the biggest danger can lie… close to home.Quinn, Ash, Zain and the crew of the Libertas are racing against the clock to get back to Verdania before the King's deadline. Will they make it in time? Will Quinn complete the first map of the whole world? Will Zain bring back enough treasure to satisfy the King? Will they win the race to the end of the world?Or will their enemies stop them from getting back at all?For fans of international bestseller John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series and Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books.The first book in the series was named one of the best middle-grade books of 2014 by Readings.'Not since Emily Rodda's Deltora Quest series has there been such an exciting adventure tale from an Australian author. Echoes of Robinson Crusoe make this feel like a classic with a new twist, and it's perfect for readers aged 8 to 12 who are looking for some escapism in the sea of contemporary stories' - Readings on Prisoner of the Black HawkThe Mapmaker Chronicles1. Race to the End of the World2. Prisoner of the Black Hawk3. Breath of the Dragon (October 2015)
By Suzanne Vermeer. 2014
A woman learns that her husband has been living a secret life she could never have imagined Frank and Helen's… anniversary cruise is going perfectly, until the unthinkable happens and Frank disappears. Helen does everything she can to find her husband, but is ultimately forced to return home, alone and distraught.After spending the next few months searching, Helen hears from someone who has news of her husband. But not the news she hoped for: Helen learns that Frank was leading a double life. It becomes increasingly apparent that the man she married had a dark side Helen could never have imagined. Suzanne Vermeer, the bestselling mystery writer in the Netherlands, spins this story with unparalleled suspense.
By Erika Marks. 2016
From the author of It Comes in Waves and The Guest House comes a novel of three lives entangled in… the secrets of the sea and the enduring bonds of love.As students with a shared passion for shipwrecks, Liv, Sam, and Whit formed a close bond searching for the mysterious Patriot, a schooner that disappeared off the Carolina Coast in 1812 with Aaron Burr's daughter Theodosia aboard. But as the elusive ship drew them together, love would bring them even closer--and ultimately tear them apart.It's been nine years since Liv left Sam to be with Whit, and the once close-knit triowent their separate ways. Liv has given up her obsession with Theodosia Burr to focus on her career as a salvage diver and her passionate but troubled marriage to the reckless and hedonistic Whit. But when a diary of Theodosia's is discovered in a collector's estate, she is pulled back to the world of the Patriot, this time with startling new clues to what might have really happened. Diving back into the lost history of the Patriot could be just what Liv needs to find closure to a mystery that still haunts her. But when she and Whit reunite with Sam for one last salvage in North Carolina's Outer Banks, buried romantic tensions begin to resurface, and once again Liv must choose between two men with very different hearts.From the Trade Paperback edition.
By Murray Leinster. 2015
Bron Hoddan never wanted to be a pirate, but he was born into a family of pirates, who expected him… to join the family business. Bron stows away on a space ship and runs away from home. But even though he has never committed an act of space piracy, he'll soon learn it's not that easy to leave his family's legacy behind. A wild, funny science fiction romp that will leave you smiling long after you've turned the final page.
By Charles Dickens. 2012
The Wreck of the Golden Mary is the work of many hands but was originally started by Dickens. The story… portrays an amazing voyage around Cape Horn, then north to the coast of California. It takes a stunning turn when the ship strikes an iceberg and passengers and crew languish in lifeboats. Dickens's subtlety of style and picturesque depiction keeps reader rapt till the end.
By Charles John Hyne. 2012
This story deals with the participants in an expedition that successfully captures the presidency of a Central American republic. It… is very exciting, the incidents being fresh and daring with not too much reliance placed on coincidence.
By G. A. Henty. 2015
Among Malay Pirates is a story of courage and danger. Join our heroes as they pit themselves against blood thirsty… pirates and epic sea storms. A magnificent swashbuckling story of a grander more adventurous time.
By Charles John Hyne. 2012
By Beth Powning. 2010
Azuba Galloway, daughter of a shipwright, sees ships leaving for foreign ports from her bustling town on the Bay of… Fundy and dreams of seeing the world. When she marries Nathaniel Bradstock, a veteran sea captain, she believes she will sail at his side. But when she becomes pregnant she is forced to stay behind. Her father has built the couple a gabled house overlooking the bay, but the gift cannot shelter her from the loneliness of living without her husband. When Azuba becomes embroiled in scandal, Nathaniel is forced to take her and their daughter, Carrie, aboard his ship. They set sail for London with bitter hearts. Their voyage is ill-fated, beset with ferocious storms and unforeseen obstacles that test Azuba's compassion, courage and love. Alone in a male world, surrounded by the splendour and the terror of the open seas, she must face her fears and fight to keep her family together.
By Howard Pyle. 2015
Collected here in this omnibus edition are five of the greatest Pirate novels ever written, as well as a number… of wonderful short stories. You'll go in search of adventure with 'Treasure Island' by Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Captain Blood' by Rafael Sabatini, and the 'Ghost Pirates' by William Hope Hodgson. Authors include James Fenimore Cooper, Howard Pyle, Lucretia Parker, Murray Leinster and many others. This is the swashbuckling pirate anthology you've been waiting for. Over 800 pages and more than 300,000 words of pulse pounding pirate adventures await you. Grab your eyepatch and set sail for adventure. For pirate lovers of all ages!
By Elin Hilderbrand. 2017
<P>Identical twin sisters who couldn't look more alike...or live more differently.Harper Frost is laid-back, easygoing. She doesn't care what anyone… thinks of her. She likes a beer and a shot and wouldn't be caught dead wearing anything fashionable. She's inherited her father's rundown house on Martha's Vineyard, but she can't hold down a job, and her latest romantic disaster has the entire island talking. Two beautiful islands only eleven miles apart. <P>Tabitha Frost is dignified, refined. She prefers a fine wine and has inherited the impeccable taste of her mother, the iconic fashion designer Eleanor Roxie-Frost. She's also inherited her mother's questionable parenting skills--Tabitha's teenage daughter, Ainsley, is in full rebellion mode--and a flailing fashion boutique on Nantucket in desperate need of a cash infusion. One unforgettable summer that will change their lives forever. <P>After more than a decade apart, Harper and Tabitha switch islands--and lives--to save what's left of their splintered family. But the twins quickly discover that the secrets, lies, and gossip they thought they'd outrun can travel between islands just as easily as they can. Will Harper and Tabitha be able to bury the hatchet and end their sibling rivalry once and for all? <P>Before the last beach picnic of the season, there will be enough old resentments, new loves, and cases of mistaken identity to make this the most talked-about summer that Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket have experienced in ages. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Charles Hawes. 2012
By Rachelle Delaney, Gerald Guerlais. 2013
The Islands hold secrets for those brave enough to discover them. Scarlet McCray and the Lost Souls are happy as… clams at high tide until they learn two very curse-worthy things. One: There is a new pirate captain sailing the seas. And two: Scarlet's family is coming to the tropics, forcing her to trade her pirate's cap for a petticoat. Now Jem Fitzgerald is in charge. And his most important mission--after guarding the treasure from the pirates and keeping peace among the crew--is to find the ferocious black panther that lives on Island X before the panther finds a single Lost Soul.