Under the cover of a donated book #21

William Collins publishing house and Christina Thompson has sent to the Sea Library her latest book Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific which came out in March and is available now also for readers here in Jūrmala by the Baltic Sea. If you travel to Latvia, come and visit! Or…

Under the cover of a donated book #19

British writer Charlie Connelly has donated his bestselling book Attention all Shipping: A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast to the Sea Library. It was published in 2004 and has been reprinted many times. Book is about "strangely poetical mantra", the shipping forecast, that has been broadcasted on BBC radio since 1920s. Charlie Connelly sets himself…

Under the cover of a donated book #18

British writer Edward Wilson-Lee has donated for the Sea Library his latest book "The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World's Greatest Library". It is an amazing story of Hernando Colón, Christopher Columbus' son, who tried to build the biggest library the world had ever seen. Borrow…

Under the cover of a donated book #17

James Roberts, one of the editors of Driftfish: A Zoomorphic Anthology, has donated this wonderful anthology, published in 2016, to the Sea Library. It's a collection of essays, fiction and poetry about animals, including the ones living in or by the sea: octopuses, oysters, turtles, jellyfish, seals, cormorants and whales. ZOOMORPHIC is a magazine, "dedicated…

Under the cover of a donated book #16

British writer Lucy Wood has written three books, all of them available in the Sea Library: Weathering, Diving Belles and The Sing of the Shore, which came out last spring. It's a book of 13 stories, full of secrets and ghosts, set in Cornwall by the sea, and you can read my review here. This…

Under the cover of a donated book #15

German writer Bernd Brunner has sent to the Sea Library a copy of his book The Ocean at Home: An Illustrated History of the Aquarium. Its English translation was first published in 2005, but this is an expanded second edition from 2011. A rare gift, as the book is out of stock. From now on…