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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Penguin Random House has entered into an agreement to sell travel imprint Fodor’s to Internet Brands in a deal whose terms were not disclosed.

Penguin Random House willstilldistribute Fodor’s print guides on behalf of Internet Brands.
Fodor’s will join the Los Angeles-based Internet Brands’ portfolio which already includestravel websites such as FlyerTalk.com and Wikitravel.org. While the compa... Read more of this blog post »
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Island of the Lost: Shipwre...

3.99 avg rating — 2,018 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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In the Wake of Madness: The...

3.59 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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She Captains: Heroines and ...

3.57 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 2000 — 12 editions
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Hen Frigates

3.81 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1998
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A Watery Grave (Wiki Coffin...

3.39 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Tupaia: Captain Cook's Poly...

4.40 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Rough Medicine: Surgeons at...

3.73 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2000 — 9 editions
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Shark Island (Wiki Coffin M...

3.69 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Deadly Shoals (Wiki Coffin ...

3.57 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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The Elephant Voyage

3.44 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Joan Druett, Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World



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