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Sea of poppies —Ghosh, Amitav. 1956-

The story of the decommissioned slave ship Ibis and its motley crew of sailors, stowaways, coolies and convicts who have been dispatched to fight Chinas vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. In a time of colonial upheav...

Moby-Dick : or, The whale —Melville, Herman, 1819-1891, author.

Looking for adventure and a new life, Ishmael, the story's narrator, decides to find work on a whaling boat. On arriving at the Massachusetts harbour to begin his search, the only bed available is already half occupied b...

The Caine mutiny

When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

The wreck of the Zephyr —Van Allsburg, Chris.

A boy's ambition to be the greatest sailor in the world brings him to ruin when he misuses his new ability to sail his boat in the air.

The storm sister Ally's story —Riley, Lucinda, author.
Large Print
2016
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Gathered at their childhood home to mourn their father's death, Ally D'Aplièse and her five adoptive sisters receive tantalizing clues to their distinct heritages. Ally soon finds herself in Norway where she begins to m...

The star thief —Becker, Lindsey, author.

"Honorine's life as a maid at the Vidalia mansion is rather dull, dusting treasures from faraway places and daydreaming in front of maps of the world. But everything changes the night she follows a mysterious girl with w...

There was an old sailor —Saxby, Claire, author.

The tale of an old salty sailor who swallows a krill which makes him ill, and who cures his terrible bellyache by eating each animal in the sea, one after another. This is a nautical take on the beloved childhood rhyme "...

Dark Shores —Jensen, Danielle L., author.

Told from two viewpoints, Teriana, a sea captain's daughter, and Marcus, a soldier, are compelled by Celendor's tyrranical new ruler to undertake the conquest of the West. Includes glossary.

To sail a darkling sea —Ringo, John, 1963-
Book On CD
2014
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With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a rag-tag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors. Within every abandoned liner and carrier lu...

Mr. eternity : a novel —Thier, Aaron, author.

Key West, 2016. Sea levels are rising, coral reefs are dying. In short, everything is going to hell. It's here that two young filmmakers find something to believe in: an old sailor who calls himself Daniel Defoe and clai...

Sea of poppies —Ghosh, Amitav, author.
DAISY Sound Recording
2009
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At the heart of this epic saga, set just before the Opium Wars, is an old slaving-ship, The Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its crew a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and ...

The fiddler's gun —Peterson, A. S.

Phinea Button was abandoned at a South Carolina orphanage by parents who had already produced twelve girls. Fin grows up to be quite a tomboy, more interested in playing with her only friend, Peter, and getting into figh...

Fidelio Alice's odyssey

Lucie Borleteau makes her feature directing debut with this insightful study of a woman situated in an almost exclusively male milieu. Sailor Alice (Ariane Labed) joins the freighter Fidelio as a replacement engineer, so...

The princess and the captain —Bondoux, Anne-Laure.

Rebelling against the rigid constraints of her life as Princetta of Galnicia, fifteen-year-old Malva escapes with her maid Philomena and together they embark on a perilous and adventurous journey that will change the cou...

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