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...

Yachting Monthly does right by 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...

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...

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...

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...