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A Seaman's Book of Sea Stories by Desmond Fforde

A Seaman's Book of Sea Stories

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A collection of seafaring stories which will be a must for any C S Forester or Patrick O’Brian fans. All profits form the book go to charity too so a worthwhile gift in more ways than one.


A Seaman's Book of Sea Stories by Desmond Fforde

A superb collection of nautical tales that has been especially selected by Desmond Fforde. All profits benefit The Prostate Cancer Charity.

These stories range from the Napoleonic wars, via ships that traded under sail round Cape Horn, to what it was like to take charge of a ship in convoy, serve in the fore-ends of a submarine or fly a Corsair against the Japanese. If you have seen a WW1 picture of a ship in dazzle camouflage, there is a description of how it came about, and the Dunkirk evacuation is movingly depicted. Lastly there is Uffa Fox’s airborne lifeboat: a real masterpiece of design, and what a man!

Hornblower and Widow McCool by C S Forester
Peter Simple by Captain Marryat
Through the Gap from Down to the Sea by Shalimar (F C Hendry)
On Camouflage and Ships’ Names from Merchantmen at Arms by Captain D Bone
I Was There by Nicholas Monsarrat from The Ship That Died of Shame
Without Incident by G Drake from Touching the Adventures
Quiet Holiday with a Genius – Weston Martyr quoted in More Joys of Life by Uffa Fox
Send Down a Dove by Charles Machardy
Aircraft Carrier by John Winton


Just the sort on book one like to find on a yacht’s bookshelf between watches – Classic Boat Magazine

About the Author

Desmond Fforde has had a long and distinguished seafaring career. He is the cousin of Jasper Fforde and is married to Katie Fforde.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th November 2009


Desmond Fforde

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Accent Press Ltd


208 pages


Short stories
Anthologies (non-poetry)



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