The Early Modern Commons

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Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and Other Writings

17 February 2018

Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, Nellie Bly was renowned as America's first 'girl stunt reporter'. She was a pioneer of investigative journalism, including an exposé of patient treatment...

Essential Knots

17 February 2018

A practical and stylish illustrated guide, Essential Knots shows how to tie each knot, step-by-step, with expert guidance on which knot to tie when and why. Each knot is categorised...

North Sea A Visual Anthology

17 February 2018

The nations bordering the North Sea have always been engaged in a dialogue with water. The sea is the source of livelihoods as well as leisure, industry as well as relaxation. Holidaymakers...

From Cabin Boys to Captains 250 Years of Women at Sea

17 February 2018

Traditionally, a woman’s place was never on stormy seas. But actually thousands of dancers, purserettes, doctors, stewardesses, captains and conductresses have taken to the waves...