In 2005 she named her top ten books on the sea for the Guardian. One series on the list:
The Aubrey/Maturin Series by Patrick O'BrianRead about the other books on the list.
You can read this fabulous series of novels for advice on the correct use of spankers and futtocks, you can read them for their exuberance and humanity, or you can just read them because they're compulsive and you fancy Stephen Maturin.
One book in the series made Lewis Smith's critic's chart of books with bears.