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The wreckers : a story of killing seas, false lights and plundered ships

Author: Bella Bathurst
Publisher: London : Harper Perennial, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the author of 'The Lighthouse Stevensons' comes a history of the drama and danger of wrecking since the 18th century - and the often grisly ingenuity of British wreckers, scavengers of the sea. Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 2005.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bella Bathurst
ISBN: 0007170335 9780007170333
OCLC Number: 224793306
Notes: Originally published London : HarperCollins, 2005.
Description: xxiv, 326 pages, 16, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Bella Bathurst.

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From the bestselling author of `The Lighthouse Stevensons', a gripping history of the drama and danger of wrecking since the 18th-century - and the often grisly ingenuity of British wreckers,  Read more...

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`Bathhurst's descriptions are precise and graphic, but also poignant ... Striking and memorable.' Peter Ackroyd, The Times `[Bathurst] is wry, perceptive, laconic, occasionally downright Read more...

 
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