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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Rodents escaping ship, artist Ron Druett

The million dollar mouse and the New Zealand Navy

Ten rangers, three sniffer dogs, a government minister and members of the New Zealand defence force have been dispatched on a special mission to hunt for a rodent – known as the million-dollar mouse – living on remote islands in the sub-Antarctic.
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Island of the Lost: Shipwre...

3.96 avg rating — 3,438 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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In the Wake of Madness: The...

3.64 avg rating — 308 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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She Captains: Heroines and ...

3.59 avg rating — 197 ratings — published 2000 — 12 editions
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Hen Frigates

3.79 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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A Watery Grave (Wiki Coffin...

3.40 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Tupaia: Captain Cook's Poly...

4.26 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Rough Medicine: Surgeons at...

3.73 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2000 — 9 editions
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The Elephant Voyage

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3.73 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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