Joan Druett





Joan Druett

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Back in the year 1984, on the picture-poster tropical island of Rarotonga, I literally fell into whaling history when I tumbled into a grave. A great tree had been felled by a recent hurricane, exposing a gravestone that had been hidden for more than one and a half centuries. It was the memorial to a young whaling wife, who had sailed with her husband on the New Bedford ship Harrison in the year 1845. And so my fascination with maritime history was triggered ... resulting in 18 books (so far). The latest -- number nineteen -- is a biography of a truly extraordinary man, Tupaia, star navigator and creator of amazing art.


Joan Druett isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.

While it's not likely you'll be banished from the ship to make an epic small-boat voyage, there are traps you can avoid while voyaging overseas.

These commonsense tips come from Southern Cross Travel Insurance, and are well worth passing on.

1. That friendly pickpocket. If a helpful local comes too close -- to brush bird poo off your shoulder, perhaps -- beware of swift fingers. Your pants pocke... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 25, 2015 15:44
Average rating: 3.87 · 2,088 ratings · 341 reviews · 30 distinct works · Similar authors
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“When Holding, clinging to the poop with five others,”
Joan Druett, Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World



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