The Ship Asunder: Tom Nancollas

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If Britain’s maritime history were embodied in a single ship, she would have a prehistoric prow, a mast plucked from a Victorian steamship, the hull of a modest fishing vessel, the propeller of an ocean liner and an anchor made of stone. We might call her Asunder, and, fantastical though she is, we could in fact find her today, scattered in fragments across the country’s creeks and coastlines. This extraordinary book collects those fragments for a profound and haunting exploration of our seafaring past. In his moving and original new history, Tom Nancollas goes in search of eleven relics that together tell the story of Britain at sea. From the swallowtail prow of a Bronze Age vessel to a stone ship moored at a Baroque quayside, each one illuminates a distinct phase of our adventures upon the waves; each brings us close to the people, places and vessels that made a maritime nation.

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Author Tom Nancollas Published by Particular Books ISBN 9780241434147 EAN 9780241434147 Bic Code HBTM|WGG Cover Hardback

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Weight 0.453 kg
Dimensions 22.2 × 14.4 × 3.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

324

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

387.20941 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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