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Malcolm Lewis
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    Ah, books! So many written on this popular subject. Here are just three suggestions which, like you, when new to the subject I found useful.
    Nelson’s Navy. The Ships, Men and Organisation 1793-1815 by Brian Lavery, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Probably the world’s leading authority on the sailing fighting warship.
    Seamanship in the Age of Sail. John Harland. “……the most comprehensive historical work on the sailing ship ever published……. any sailor worth his salt must have it on his shelf ashore.” The Daily Telegraph.
    Building the Wooden Fighting Ship. James Dodds and James Moore. Fascinating account of the building of a noble and historic warship and the surprising portrait of life and labour in the 18th century.
    Enjoy reading!
    Malcolm Lewis