Sauntress in Yachting World

When we published For the Love of Sauntress in 2014, Tom Cunliffe was moved to email: “Dick, how do you keep finding these great writers?” Martin O’Scannall’s beautifully written account of his restoration of, and forty-year love affair with, a...

Holmes of the Humber is back!

Yes, the book which launched Lodestar Books in 2009 is back in print in a high-quality softcover edition. Described as ‘A wonderful volume’ by Jenny Bennett at WoodenBoat magazine in her three-page review of the first edition, the beautifully...

34 years on, Yachting Monthly sets the record straight on Tilman

Veteran Tilman hand (of two Greenland voyages) Bob Comlay is our editorial researcher on the HWT Collected Edition project by Lodestar and Vertebrate Publishing, and he has a new blog of his own we can heartily recommend. His latest post there relates to the December...

Trawlers in the Great War—new film

Thousands of British trawlers and their crews were recruited into service as minesweepers and U-boat hunters in the First World War, and hundreds of boats and crewmembers were lost to enemy action. One surviving vessel was Viola, the subject of our book by Robb...

The Sea and The Snow—The Movie!

Fourteen minutes of unpublished cine footage, by Malcolm Hay and Warwick Deacock, of the high latitude, high altitude derring-do described in Philip Temple’s book The Sea and The Snow is now online at the Australian Geographic Society here....

Tilmanfest at Yachting Monthly

Our new H W Tilman Collected Edition has now reached 10 of the 16 volumes to be published by next June, and is gathering some serious attention. Yachting Monthly have selected for their ‘Book at Bunktime’ (!) in the November issue Tilman’s gripping...