Royal Museums Greenwich
Back

Spunyarn

SpunyarnSpunyarn

Click to view larger image

Price: £10.99 Product code: 9780141191607

By John Masefield

John Masefield was sent to join a training ship at a young age by his aunt, hoping the experience would cure him of his addiction to books. Instead, Masefield was to become one of the greatest writers on life at sea. In this collection of short stories, extracts from novels, poetry (including "Sea-Fever" and "Cargoes") and autobiography, he writes of the hardship, romance and adventure of seafaring with a sailor's language and a sense of a good yarn: of life in dock and on the swelling seas, of salt spray, mutiny, great storms, the spirits beneath the waves, and the devil and Davy Jones playing dice for souls.

Paperback, 400pp
ISBN: 978 0141 19160 7