Best Sea Stories

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thorold: The book that launched every pirate cliché we know and love
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116 reviews
½ 3.4
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8 reviews
½ 4.7
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thorold: Just to save us all clicking on all twenty-odd of them
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63 reviews
4.1
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115 reviews
½ 3.7
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53 reviews
½ 3.3
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thorold: "And good-bye to you too, old Rights-of-Man."
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67 reviews
½ 3.6
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thorold: Classic pre-WWI spy story involving lot of small boat sailing in the Frisian islands
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927 members
11 reviews
½ 3.7
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32 reviews
4.1
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12 reviews
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thorold: Early PO'B, a classic shipwreck story
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25 reviews
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47 reviews
4.1
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901 members
32 reviews
4.2
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thorold: Middle-aged engineer becomes action hero in Pacific salvage crisis
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34 reviews
3.8
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thorold: smuggling on the South coast
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9 reviews
½ 3.4
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thorold: A bit stodgy for modern tastes, but Marryat is one writer of sea stories who actually served in the Georgian navy
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638 members
14 reviews
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thorold: Story set on an escort corvette in WWII, obviously written as propaganda, but still a good read.
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791 members
10 reviews
3.9
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thorold: Another early PO'B (pre-Aubrey)
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1,013 members
12 reviews
½ 4.3
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thorold: The Swallows on the North Sea
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1,039 members
9 reviews
3.9
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thorold: The Swallows and Amazons go to sea and get caught up in a story inspired by Treasure Island. (Or maybe they made it all up)
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1,242 members
28 reviews
½ 3.6
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thorold: With Golding at the helm, you know this voyage is not going to be a jolly one
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1,086 members
22 reviews
4.2
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thorold: Like the film, but even grittier
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201 members
5 reviews
½ 3.6
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537 reviews
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35 reviews
½ 3.5
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thorold: Postmodern noir thriller about salvaging Jesuit treasure off the coast of Spain
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13 reviews
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20 reviews
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252 reviews
½ 3.7
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56 reviews
3.9
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thorold : Classic tale of life as a common sailor in the 19th century, but normally considered as non-fiction