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Stockwin's Maritime Miscellany

(2009)
A Ditty Bag of Wonders from the Golden Age of Sail
A non fiction book by

 
 
Lt Cdr Julian Stockwin shares his love and knowledge of the sea in this entertaining collection of maritime stories and little-known trivia. Featuring nautical facts and feats, including superstitions at sea, the history of animals on the waves - until 1975 when all animals were banned from Royal Navy ships - and how the inventor of the umbrella helped man the British Navy, it is packed with informative tales. Focusing on the glory days of tall ships he explores marine myths and unearths the truth behind commonly held beliefs about the sea, such as whether Lord Nelson's body was really pickled in rum to transport it back to England after his death at Trafalgar.Interspersed throughout are salty sayings showing the modern words and phrases that originate from the mariners of old - 'cut of his jib', 'high and dry', 'the coast is clear', 'first rate' and 'slush fund'. Accompanied by nostalgic black and white line drawings "Stockwin's Maritime Miscellany" is a charming giftbook guaranteed to appeal to the sailing enthusiast, but also amuse and inform even the staunchest landlubber.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Stockwin's Maritime Miscellany: A Ditty Bag of Wonders from the Golden Age of Sail
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
ISBN: 0-09-193066-9 / 978-0-09-193066-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ebury Press
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Paperback Editions

December 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stockwin's Maritime Miscellany: A Ditty Bag of Wonders from the Golden Age of Sail
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
ISBN: 0-09-195860-1 / 978-0-09-195860-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ebury Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Stockwin's Maritime Miscellany: A Ditty Bag of Wonders from the Golden Age of Sail
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
Publisher: Ebury Digital
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA