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  • She Captainsby Joan Druett

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 20.95

    With her pistols loaded she went aboard And by her side hung a glittering sword In her belt two daggers, well armed for war Was this female smuggler Was this female smuggler who never feared a scar. If a "hen frigate" was any ship carrying a captain's wife, then a "she captain" is a bold woman distinguished for courageous enterprise in the... more...

  • Rough Medicineby Joan Druett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • She Captainsby Joan Druett

    Simon & Schuster 2001; Not Available

    With her pistols loaded she went aboard And by her side hung a glittering sword In her belt two daggers, well armed for war Was this female smuggler Was this female smuggler who never feared a scar. If a "hen frigate" was any ship carrying a captain's wife, then a "she captain" is a bold woman distinguished for courageous enterprise in the... more...

  • In the Wake of Madnessby Joan Druett

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 14.95

    After more than a century of silence, the true story of one of history's most notorious mutinies is revealed in Joan Druett's riveting "nautical murder mystery" (USA Today). On May 25, 1841, the Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling ground of the northwestern Pacific. A year later, while most of the crew was out hunting, Captain... more...

  • Island of the Lostby Joan Druett

    Algonquin Books 2007; US$ 14.95

    Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death. In 1864 Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of four aboard the schooner Grafton ... more...

  • Hen Frigatesby Joan Druett

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 17.99

    A "hen frigate," traditionally, was any ship with the captain's wife on board. Hen frigates were miniature worlds -- wildly colorful, romantic, and dangerous. Here are the dramatic, true stories of what the remarkable women on board these vessels encountered on their often amazing voyages: romantic moonlit nights on deck, debilitating seasickness,... more...

  • A Watery Graveby Joan Druett

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    The year is 1838, and after more than ten years in the planning, the famous United States Exploring Expedition is set to launch into uncharted waters from the coast of Virginia. A convoy of seven ships filled with astronomers, mapmakers, naturalists, and the sailors charged with getting them around the world, the "Ex. Ex." is finally underway, with... more...

  • Island of the Lostby Joan Druett

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 9.99

    Hundreds of miles from civilisation, two ships wreck on opposite ends of the same bleak deserted island in a true story of human nature at its best - and at its worst. more...

  • She Captainsby Joan Druett

    Simon & Schuster 2001; Not Available

    With her pistols loaded she went aboard And by her side hung a glittering sword In her belt two daggers, well armed for war Was this female smuggler Was this female smuggler who never feared a scar. If a "hen frigate" was any ship carrying a captain's wife, then a "she captain" is a bold woman distinguished for courageous enterprise in the... more...

  • Tupaiaby Joan Druett

    Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 41.50

    The remarkable story of Tupaia, Captain Cook's Polynesian navigator. Winner of NZ Post 2012 Best General Non-fiction Book Award. 'We are often told what great navigators ancient Polynesians were but we've seldom had it demonstrated so convincingly or with such clarity.' Paul Little North & South Tupaia, lauded by Europeans as 'an extraordinary... more...

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