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The Shipmaster

(The first book in the Onedin Line series)
A novel by

"The series is set in Liverpool from 1860 to 1886 and deals with the rise of a shipping line, the Onedin Line, named after its owner James Onedin. Around this central theme are the lives of his family, most notably his brother and partner, shop owner Robert, and his sister Elizabeth, giving insight into the lifestyle and customs at the time, not only at sea, but also ashore (mostly lower and upper middle class). The series also illustrates some of the changes in business and shipping, such as from wooden to steel ships and from sailing ships to steam ships. It shows the role that ships played in affairs like international politics, uprisings and the slave trade"


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Hardback Editions

July 1978 : UK Hardback

Title: The Shipmaster (Ulverscroft large print series. [general fiction])
Author(s): Cyril Abraham
ISBN: 0-7089-0219-7 / 978-0-7089-0219-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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Paperback Editions

December 1972 : UK Paperback

Title: The Onedin Line: The Shipmaster
Author(s): Cyril Abraham
ISBN: 0-426-07114-X / 978-0-426-07114-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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