Sea Stories

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National Maritime Museum, 2007 - Fiction - 313 pages
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To mark the 70th anniversary of the opening of the National Maritime Museum, this collection features short stories that were inspired by a great literary muse—the sea. Written by an impressive line-up of British and Irish authors, it is intended as a celebration not only of the sea but also of the wealth and diversity of contemporary writing talent. From the remote and wild coastal landscapes of Orkney and the west of Ireland, to mysteries set in the Mediterranean and stories inspired by John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition to find the North-West Passage in the 19th century, this collection promises refreshingly new, diverse, and entertaining insights into perceptions of the sea.

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Desmond Barry is an external fellow at Glamorgan University and the author of three novels, including Cressida's Bed. Margaret Elphinstone is a professor of writing in the department of English studies at Strathclyde University?Glasgow and the author of eight novels, including Voyageurs. Niall Griffiths is the author of five novels, including Wreckage. Tessa Hadley is a teacher of creative writing at Bath Spa University who has written novels and short stories, including the collection, Sunstroke and Other Stories.

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