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    Nautilus Bookshop

    Welcome to the Nautilus Bookshop – a collection of great reads to enjoy at sea and ashore. A partnership between Marine Society and Nautilus International, the bookshop stocks recent releases on a range of maritime topics, including ship histories, seafarer memoirs, studies of the Merchant Navy in wartime and even the occasional nautical novel.

    The Book of the Month will feature a special discount during its respective month. All the books here have been reviewed in the Nautilus Telegraph, and new titles are added each month.

    If you have a recently-published maritime book that you would like the Nautilus Telegraph to consider for review, please email:

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    The Millennium Maritime Trade Revolution, 700-1700: How Asia Lost Maritime Supremacy

    This book continues to demonstrate how maritime trade has been the key driver of the world's wealth-creation, economic and intellectual progress.

    Sea-Time: An Ethnographic Adventure

    The Book of the month May 2024. It provides a vivid account that will appeal to academics interested in the study of work, workplace change and time. It is accessibly written and will be enjoyed by readers interested in the contemporary shipping industry, and the life and work of seafarers.

    Bonnie Geordie : The Life of Tycoon Sir George Elliot

    George Elliot was a self-made Victorian entrepreneur who rose from humble beginnings as a pit boy in England's north-east to become one of the biggest coal owners in the world.

    Short Story, Verse, Commentary

    Poetry. Entertaining and horizon-expanding short stories, poems and observations.

    Ultimate Sailing Adventures : 100 Epic Experiences on the Water, 2nd Edition

    It is perfect for planning your next sailing adventure, or alternatively allows you to indulge in some armchair sailing in boats and places of your wildest dreams.

    A History of Ship Launches and Their Ceremonies

    The evolution of this practice into today's tradition of breaking a bottle of wine against the bow of a ship before launch, still symbolising sacrifice, is explored as well as the now widely practised custom of inviting ladies to name and launch new ships.

    Allied Convoys to Northern Russia, 1941–1945 : Politics, Strategy and Tactics

    Joint book of the Book of the Month April 2024. This carefully researched work providing an overview of the strategic factors dominating the costly yet war-winning Arctic convoy programme will be welcomed by experts and laymen alike.

    Arctic Convoys : Bletchley Park and the War for the Seas

    Joint book of the Book of the Month April 2024. Between 1941 and 1945, more than eight hundred shiploads of supplies were delivered to the Soviet Union protected by allied naval forces. Each journey was a battle against the elements, with turbulent seas, extreme cold, and the constant dread of torpedoes

    A True Account: Hannah Masury's Sojourn Amongst the Pirates

    The Book of the Month March 2024. A True Account tells the unforgettable, interleaved stories of two women in different worlds, both shattering the rules of their own society, both daring to risk everything to go forge their own adventure. 'A feast for the sea-loving senses.' - Sarah Penner, author of The Lost Apothecary

    The Pilot Ladder Manual - 2nd Edition (2024)

    This publication details the rules, regulations and procedures that should be followed when preparing for pilot embarkation and disembarkation. It includes relevant excerpts from SOLAS regulations and IMO resolutions. The text is supported by explanatory photographs and diagrams that demonstrate good and bad practice. This second edition supersedes both the basic and advanced editions of Pilot Ladder Manual.

    The First British Empire : Global Expansion in the Early Modern Age

    The Book of the month February 2024. The First British Empire is an authoritative, highly readable and substantial account of the origins, growth and transformation of the British Empire from its European beginnings until the aftermath of the American Revolution.

    Rochdale Canal

    This book tracks its 32-mile length, telling its story in colour through historians, canals users, lock keepers and all those who today utilise the canal in ways its originators never conceived.

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