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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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    Running the Gauntlet: Cargo Liners Under Fire 1939–1945

    Nautilus Telegraph's book of the month for November 2022.

    Green Shipping Management

    Covers the conceptualization of green shipping practices, measurement scales for evaluating GSP implementation, green management practice and green shipping networks. Presents theory-driven discussion on the link between implementing GSP and firm performance. Provides a reference for firms to understand and evaluate their capability in carrying out green operations on their shipping activities.

    Notable Points in the Design History of the Doxford Opposed Piston Marine Oil Engine

    This beautiful book was researched and written by John Jordan and the late Rodney Cartridge who had been Doxford apprentices, designers, test and marine engineers, bringing their own perspective of the development of the engine covering a large proportion of the lifetime of the oil engine design and production, from 1910 to 1985.

    Sailor's Heart

    Sailor's Heart: A story of courage and cowardice. Three men fight for their country in the Arctic Convoys of WWII, then for their sanity and dignity, subjected to experimental psychiatry

    In the Shadow of Piper Alpha

    It is a sensitive and compelling exploration of the experience of trauma for the survivor and for those closest to them.

    Widows of the Ice

    Widows of the Ice : The Women that Scott's Antarctic Expedition Left Behind

    How Maritime Trade and the Indian Subcontinent Shaped the World: Ice Age to Mid-Eighth Century

    Nautilus Telegraph's book of the month for September 2022

    Raptor's Revenge

    Mystery and romance, revenge and adventure on land and sea await readers following Jamey’s quest in this historical fiction saga.

    Skipper's Cockpit Weather Guide

    The book is a useful primer or overview for RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore students by following the contents of the course in clear, practical language, with diagrams, photographs, explanations and bulleted lists.

    SS United States: Ship of Power, Might, and Indecision


    PS Ryde

    A new publication being sold in support of the Medway Queen Preservation Society. This book has been written by well known author of Medway Queen books, Richard Halton.

    Isle of Man Steam Packet Heyday

    Nautilus Telegraph's book of the month for August 2022.

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