'THE WRECKERS: A STORY OF KILLING SEAS, FALSE LIGHTS AND PLUNDERED SHIPS'

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BELLA BATHURST
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2006)
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 192 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. From the bestselling author of The Lighthouse Stevensons , a gripping history of the drama and danger of wrecking since the 18th-century - and the often grisly ingenuity of British wreckers, scavengers of the sea. A fine wreck has always represented sport, pleasure, treasure, and in many cases, the difference between living well and just getting by. The Cornish were supposedly so ferocious that notices of shipwrecks were given out during morning service by the minister, whilst the congregation concocted elaborate theological justifications for drowning the survivors. Treeless islanders relied on the harvest of storms to furnish themselves with rafters, boat hulls, fence-posts and floors. In other places, false lights were set up with grisly ingenuity along the coast to lure boats to destruction. With romance, insight and dry wit, Bella Bathurst traces the history of wrecking, looting and salvaging in the British Isles since the 18th-century and leading up to the present day. For a fully laden general cargo to run to ground in an accessible position is more or less like having Selfridges crash-land in your back garden, she writes. A Selfridges with the prices removed . Far from being a black-and-white crime, wrecking is often seen as opaque by its practitioners - the divisions between theft and recovery are small. No successful legal prosecution has ever been brought; the RNLI was founded by wreckers - even today lifeboat crews maintain the right to claim salvage. In settings ranging from the eerily perambulatory Goodwin Sands to the wreck-strewn waters off the coast of Durham, these murky tales of resourcefulness and quick-witted opportunism open a beguiling vista of life at the rough edges of our land and legality. Bookseller Inventory # BKS9780007170333

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BELLA BATHURST
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2006)
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 192 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. From the bestselling author of The Lighthouse Stevensons , a gripping history of the drama and danger of wrecking since the 18th-century - and the often grisly ingenuity of British wreckers, scavengers of the sea. A fine wreck has always represented sport, pleasure, treasure, and in many cases, the difference between living well and just getting by. The Cornish were supposedly so ferocious that notices of shipwrecks were given out during morning service by the minister, whilst the congregation concocted elaborate theological justifications for drowning the survivors. Treeless islanders relied on the harvest of storms to furnish themselves with rafters, boat hulls, fence-posts and floors. In other places, false lights were set up with grisly ingenuity along the coast to lure boats to destruction. With romance, insight and dry wit, Bella Bathurst traces the history of wrecking, looting and salvaging in the British Isles since the 18th-century and leading up to the present day. For a fully laden general cargo to run to ground in an accessible position is more or less like having Selfridges crash-land in your back garden, she writes. A Selfridges with the prices removed . Far from being a black-and-white crime, wrecking is often seen as opaque by its practitioners - the divisions between theft and recovery are small. No successful legal prosecution has ever been brought; the RNLI was founded by wreckers - even today lifeboat crews maintain the right to claim salvage. In settings ranging from the eerily perambulatory Goodwin Sands to the wreck-strewn waters off the coast of Durham, these murky tales of resourcefulness and quick-witted opportunism open a beguiling vista of life at the rough edges of our land and legality. Bookseller Inventory # BKS9780007170333

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Book Description 2006. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. A story of killing seas, false lights, and plundered ships. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1315950265

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Book Description HarperPerennial, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 320 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0007170335

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Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780007170333 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0983198

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