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.


Margaret Muirhas responded gallantly to my implied challenge, and has produced a drabble -- which, as you remember, is supposed to tell a story in exactly 100 words. And here it is!

TODAY by Margaret Muir
Fronds of frost edged the capeweed like lace around a doily.Split jarrah crackled in the wood-stove.Fed the cat, milked Molly, collected the eggs. Anything else?She dried her cup and wiped th... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.82 · 1,380 ratings · 280 reviews · 26 distinct works · Similar authors
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Tupaia: Captain Cook's Poly...
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