Friday, January 31, 2014

Five top maritime novels

Horatio Clare (1973 - ) is a writer, radio producer and journalist. His latest book is Down to the Sea in Ships.

One of his five favorite maritime novels, as shared with the Telegraph:
The second-best thing about writing a book about travels at sea, after circling the globe on giant container ships, is the research. One inspiration was Alistair MacLean’s HMS Ulysses (1955). MacLean survived two Arctic convoys. The product is a gripping, shivering story of endurance in hell.
Read about the other books on the list.

Also see: Bella Bathurst's top ten books on the sea.

--Marshal Zeringue