From a bestselling master of maritime and adventure tales comes this collection of short stories about the sea-stories that span his more than 30 years as a writer. An old seaman braves a brutal storm to save his family; a jewel smuggler risks all for his gems; a captain tempts fate with his prized gold watch. These are just some of the characters that make this a landmark treasury for lovers of the sea.
The collected short stories of Alistair Maclean, “The Lonely Sea” intersperses purely fictional works, including his first short story the Dileas, with retellings of World War Two navy encounters. Written by a master storytellers, this is a brilliant piece of writing with something for any reader from teens to adults, ranging across styles from the comic “George and the Dragon” to the heart-breaking and true story of the “City of Benares”.