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mbo08THE MARINER'S BOOK OF DAYS 2011

EDITED BY PETER H. SPECTRE

Now in its 20th year, The Mariner's Book of Days is an ever-growing encyclopedia of nautical fact, fiction, and folklore, and has been hailed as the best, most entertaining nautical desk diary and calendar to see print. An invaluable reference, each annual edition is completely different from its predecessors, and all have become collector's items. On every right-hand page is a week of days, with the nautical significance of each explored in brief by the author. On each left-hand page is a collection of nautical miscellany evoking the rich traditions of the sea. Entertaining and informative, illustrated with a variety of lovely etchings, engravings, sketches, and watercolors, The Mariner's Book of Days takes readers on a 365-day voyage through history. Click on either page to see it more closely. (from the 2004 edition) “A treasure trove of information… The vast amount of nautical lore boggles the mind.” —Good Old Boat “Stumped on a gift for the boater in your life? Consider The Mariner's Book of Days.” —Soundings “The Mariner's Book of Days seems to have reached the status of a minor cult.” —WaterCraft

About the Author: Peter H. Spectre, a renowned writer with a lifelong appreciation for the sea and its traditions, is the former editor of WoodenBoat magazine and the current editor of Maine Boats & Harbors. He is the author of A Mariner's Miscellany, A Passage in Time, A Goodly Ship, Different Waterfronts, and and also contributed a new foreword to The Rudder Treasury.

236 x 166 mms • 112 pages Illus • ISBN 978 157409 293 6 • Price: £9.95 pbk

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