Heroines and Hellions of the Sea
By (author) Joan Druett
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She Captains by Joan Druett
Book DescriptionIn an innovative look at maritime history from the female perspective, Joan Druett introduces a remarkable array of characters and re-creates their adventures with a captivating immediacy and wit. There are 'pirate queens' armed with cutlasses and pistols who strike fear into the hearts of sailors. There are sea-loving women and women eager to be with the men they loved, who dress as men and join unsuspecting crews where they serve with honour and daring. The brave housekeepers and rescue workers are here too - including twenty year old Grace Darling, whose rescue of nine castaways in 1838 inspired a torrent of books, songs and poemss. Finally, 'A Woman at the Helm' shines a spotlight on the long line of 'she captains' who conquered dangerous seas and commanded rough crews, often displaying fortitude lacking in many of their male counterparts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684856919
(214mm x 139mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1939
Country of Publication: United States
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As the 1865 US Exploring Expedition heads into the port of Rio de Janeiro, one of the vessels collides with a Salem trading ship. Wiki Coffin, resident linguist of the famous convoy, is astonished to discover that the commander of the trader is none other than his father, Captain William Coffin.
Deadly Shoals, Paperback (January 2008)
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Island of the Lost, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by Joan Druett
In January 1864, five seamen from the wrecked schooner Grafton are stranded on an isolated speck of land some 300 miles south of New Zealand. Battling ferocious winds, relentless freezing rain and an impenetrable coastal forest, their chances of survival are slim.
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Author Biography - Joan Druett
Joan Druett is a maritime historian and the author of EXOTIC INTRUDERS, which won a PEN Award. She lives in New Zealand with her husband Ron, a maritime artist.
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