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Our diverse maritime and inland waterways list will please any enthusiast, intrepid cruiser or armchair traveller. The sea is a vital aspect of our island nation’s heritage, and many of our books pay homage to this. Take to the ocean with one of our Royal Navy or Merchant Navy histories, or stay closer to the shore with our ever-popular books on fishing vessels and the fishing industry.

If you long for the elegance of the classic liners, you will enjoy our range of stunning photographic books, from RMS Lusitania and Mauretania to SS Normandie or the United States, or you could explore the passenger steamers once so prevalent around Britain, from the Bristol Channel to the Clyde.

Those who love to cruise are well catered for: the beautiful Photographic Journey series offers extensive tours of Cunard’s magnificent Queens from QE2 to Queen Victoria, alongside company histories of great shipping lines from P&O to the Union Castle Line.

Titanic enthusiasts can choose from a vast collection of Titanic and Olympic-class titles, including photographic histories, biographies, scientific studies, and the memoirs of survivors. And for lovers of canals and waterways, we offer a variety of histories and guides to Britain’s navigation network, whether your interest is in narrowboats, the industrial past or the restoration work of today.

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