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Sweet Dreams: 1980s Newcastle
Sweet Dreams: 1980s Newcastle

Welcome to 1980s Newcastle. The city had undergone great change during the previous two decades and, despite the 'winter of discontent' that ended the 1970s, many looked towards the 1980s with hope and optimism. Sweet Dreams indeed! Looking back, for many in the North East, the 1980s evoke central government's divisive policies and the uncertainty they brought, the destruction of traditional industries of the area such as mining and shipbuilding, and the growth of the service sector. By 1989

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Mersey Ports
Mersey Ports

The busy River Mersey and its two ports, Liverpool and Birkenhead, have seen great changes in recent years. In Mersey Ports - Liverpool and Birkenhead, Ian Collard charts the developments that have taken place in maritime life on the Mersey, from the 1950s and 1960s through to the present day. Ships of all shapes and sizes have been found on the Mersey, from the old Mersey ferries and the motor ferries that replaced them, to huge passenger liners and container ships. as well as tall ships, tugs

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Death in Shetland Waters
Death in Shetland Waters

Cass Lynch has achieved the post of third officer aboard her beloved Norwegian sail-training ship, Sorlandet. They're sailing from Norway to Ireland as part of the Tall Ship's race. An unnerving early-morning encounter leads to suspicions that there's a stowaway aboard - yet a police search finds nobody. Then one of the trainees goes missing ... Cass and her lover DI Gavin Macrae find themselves up against a ruthless killer. Cass also needs to confront her personal dilemma: if she wants a

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Race to Kangaroo Cliff
Race to Kangaroo Cliff

Ben and Fee MacTavish and the rest of the School Ship Tobermory crew head down under to take part in a tall ships race, but after a good start the Tobermory runs aground after it drops out to rescue a local boy, Kimba, stranded on the rocks. When the ship's dog Henry disappears, Kimba helps Ben, Fee and their friends find him. But as the trail leads them deeper into the Outback, they begin to realize that a missing dog is the least of their problems. Who are the mysterious couple claiming to be

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Sea-Fever
Sea-Fever

John Masefield (1878-1967) is one of the great storytellers of English poetry, a spinner of yarns and ballads of tall ships and exotic seas, of the deep-rooted life of the rural England in which he grew up, and of the great narratives of Troy and Arthurian legend. Some included here - 'Sea-Fever' and 'Cargoes' - are among the best-loved poems in English; others are little known; a few are hitherto uncollected rarities. All share Masefield's love of the particular lives of seafarers and those

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The Pyrates
The Pyrates

Repackaged to tie-in with hardback publication of `The Reavers' and to appeal to a new generation of George MacDonald Fraser fans, `The Pyrates' is a swashbuckling romp of a novel. The Pyrates is all the swashbucklers that ever were, rolled into one great Technicoloured pantomime - tall ships and desert islands, impossibly gallant adventurers and glamorous heroines, buried treasure and Black Spots, devilish Dons and ghastly dungeons, plots, duels, escapes, savage rituals, tender

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Cutty Sark
Cutty Sark

An updated and expanded edition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of this iconic ship. The narrative spans her construction at Dumbarton in 1869; her famous tea voyages as well as those with other cargoes; her career under a Portuguese flag; her subsequent return to the Thames, Greenwich; and the dramatic fire, painstaking restoration and glorious reopening in April 2012. The book has been developed from the outset with the Cutty Sark Trust and takes the form of a chronological career

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Tall Ships Today: Their Remarkable Story
Tall Ships Today: Their Remarkable Story

Tall ships epitomize the glamour, majesty and romance of the sea. This book - supported and endorsed by Sail Training International - is a celebration of tall ships today, shining a spotlight on the world`s most interesting and glamorous tall ships, the most spectacular regattas, races and adventurous passages, and the huge array of people who sail on them.With gorgeous photography and absorbing text, the book is divided into four chapters: 1) Origins and Evolution, telling the story of tall

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Stockwins Maritime Miscellany
Stockwins Maritime Miscellany

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

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Riddle of the Waves
Riddle of the Waves

Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Ireland - every crewmember aboard the Spirit of Falmouth had served in one of these trouble spots, had had almost unimaginably traumatic experiences there, and then had trouble readjusting to civilian life. Some were hospitalised, others ended up living on the streets, many of them found themselves alone and isolated. This unique and inspiring account follows the Spirit of Falmouth's June 2016 voyage around the country these men had sworn to protect. The tall ship

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Cutty Sark: The Last of the Tea Clippers (150th anniversary edition)
Cutty Sark: The Last of the Tea Clippers (150th anniversary edition)

An updated and expanded edition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of this iconic ship. The narrative spans her construction at Dumbarton in 1869; her famous tea voyages as well as those with other cargoes; her career under a Portuguese flag; her subsequent return to the Thames, Greenwich; and the dramatic fire, painstaking restoration and glorious reopening in April 2012.The book has been developed from the outset with the Cutty Sark Trust and takes the form of a chronological career narrative

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Riddle of the Waves
Riddle of the Waves

Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Ireland - every crewmember aboard the Spirit of Falmouth had served in one of these trouble spots, had had almost unimaginably traumatic experiences there, and then had trouble readjusting to civilian life. Some were hospitalised, others ended up living on the streets, many of them found themselves alone and isolated. This unique and inspiring account follows the Spirit of Falmouth`s June 2016 voyage around the country these men had sworn to protect. The tall ship is

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Supersize Cross Sections: Inside Engines
Supersize Cross Sections: Inside Engines

Get ready for a journey quite unlike any other as you explore 15 of the most awesome supersize cross sections! See inside a submarine, dive below the decks of a tall ship, take a tour inside a tank, explore a zeppelin and step on board a space station. Each spread features a different and exciting machine and gives you the inside story on these fantastic creations. Journey across continents and over centuries to learn all about mechanics of these amazing cross sections. With bite-sized captions

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Dog Town
Dog Town

Jacob Bird lives in Riga with his father. Jacob loves maps like his dad, and is fascinated by the legend which warns that no one must say `Riga is ready' or the river will flood the town, tall ships will sail down the main street, and the city will have to start all over again. One day Jacob mutters the fateful words. But all that happens is he is sent to live for the summer with his grumpy cousin Mimi and Uncle Eagle, because his dad is too busy to look after him. But strange things are afoot

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Hops and Glory
Hops and Glory

The original India Pale Ale was pure gold in a glass; a semi-mythical beer specially invented, in the 19th century, to travel halfway around the world, through storms and tropical sunshine, and arrive in perfect condition for a long, cold drink on an Indian verandah. But although you can still buy beers with 'IPA' on the label they are, to be frank, a pale imitation of the original. For the first time in 140 years, a keg of Burton IPA has been brewed with the original recipe for a voyage to

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