favourite sea novels

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  1. Bergalia
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    Bergalia Senior Member

    I know the feeling Poida. During a scary storm off the Island of Lewis my life flashed before my eyes...and I wasn't even in it...:(
     
  2. timgoz
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    LazyJack,

    Hey pal, I got it right in the first part of the post. :p You are right though. Was not even drinking.

    Met BillyDoc as a new member while participating in the Pirate thread.

    If I recall, your spelling is atrocious. Make that ATROCIOUS! I know you know how, just type to fast when you get worked up, eh?

    Got some Saturday socializing to do, beautiful day here (mid 70's, party sunny), everyone take care.

    TGoz

    PS LJ, you got me on my toes now!
     
  3. lazeyjack

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    actually, i reckon it is something to do with age, but I have actually go to think abt my spelling, typos yes well, you have that correct
    try Trustee From Toolroom first, if you reed Shute, On The Beach, is another, but he had many,
     
  4. rayk
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    Your spelling, grammar, and capitalisation is like pinochio's nose lazeyjack.
    The more fibbing, the worse it gets...
    ;)
     
  5. Bergalia
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    At least he can pronounce 'Fish and Chips....':D
     
  6. lazeyjack

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    fush und chups to you too, well I would need the biggest calipers and the longest tape in my shop to measure yours Rayk, who cares abt spellin; caps or punks, when the need arises I can can measure up, front up, , I can clearly remember I passed SC Eng. and Fr en Nouvelle Zelande, when it actually meant something
    Whakatane High 63 while you were still in nappies, come to think of it, did:idea: you get out of em yet:))
    and feesh and cheeps to you too Bergs or shud that be, fish and chips lad, aye> newspaper and vinegar
    well its hard to do a Northern acc in type, oh I mon
    at times I miss my my river Tyne but your my preety fraulein!
     
  7. Bergalia
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    Nae nae, ma wee laddie. We're aye posh an dinna hae 'fush and chups' we hae a 'fush supper' an a kerrioot....:D
     
  8. Mikey
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    Lazejack, if you like HMS Ulysses, then you should read Winged Escort by Douglas Reeman and Wings of the Morning by Ian Cameron. Both Douglas Reeman and Ian Cameron are great authors, especially Reeman :)
     
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  9. lazeyjack

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    ok Mikey, I,ll look em out thanks
     
  10. Mikey
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    Forgot HMS Saracen - Douglas Reeman
    Very powerful book, part 1 is about WW1, part 2 about WW2, same boat
     
  11. PI Design
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    HMS Unseen - can't remember the author. RN sub gets nicked by a terrorist to shoot down Concorde. Or was that the other book by the same chap?
     
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    Patrick Robinson. Wrote several novels about rogue subs.

    Two other excellent novels of contemporary naval fiction are Cobb's "Choosers of the Slain". (Yes, the title is from Kipling), and Charles D, Taylor's "Show of Force".

    While not about the sea, I'll go with Neville Shute as a great writer of fiction.

    Almost anything by Conrad has to be on the list.

    Patrick O'Brian, aka wee Dicky Russ, wrote fiction about himself, but his sea novels are good reading.

    Lazey, I find I'm agreeing with you again: Mac Lean's "HMS Ulysses" and Monsarrat"s "The Cruel Sea" are classics.
     
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    That's the fella charmc.
     
  14. lazeyjack

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    Trustee from the toolroom, was very much abt the sea, and Shute was quite obviously a sailor
     

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    I would check out "The Last Ship" by William Brinkley. Very interesting read...

    Of course Clive Cussler is always good to sit down with too.
     
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