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.


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An incredible collection of pen-and-ink illustrations for the 1906 edition of H.G. Wells’The War of the Worldsis now on auction in Beverly Hills.Brazilian artist Henrique Alvim Corrêa, whose imagination was spurred after reading a French edition of the science fiction classic, produced some sketches of tripod aliens and death rays and brought them to Wells in London. We... Read more of this blog post »
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Shark Island (Wiki Coffin M...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Tupaia: Captain Cook's Poly...
4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Rough Medicine: Surgeons at...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2000 — 9 editions
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Petticoat Whalers: Whaling ...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Joan Druett, Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World



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