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Sale price! reduced by 25% in my Spring Sale. Sometimes given its full title, The Wreck of the Mary Deare, this classic book by Hammond Innes was made into a film in 1959, staring cinema greats like Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Cecil Parker, Richard Harris and John Le Mesurier.

The author, Hammond Innes, is best known as writer of thrillers and adventures, often set in the wildest parts of the Earth. He based some of his stories at sea, and on his death in June 1998 he left much of his estate to the Association of Sea Training Organisations.

Over 50 years old, this is a hardback book in good condition; although there is some yellowing to the pages, this is not as bad as would normally be expected for a book of this age.

It was published in 1957 by The Companion Book Club; it says it was published by arrangement with the original publishers, William Collins, Sons & Co. Ltd. Book clubs were a common way of bringing printed books into the homes of the less well off, in the days when the Net Book Agreement prevented price discounting.

I have included photographs of the actual book. One shows the map printed on the inside front cover.. there is a 2nd map on the inside back cover.

If you are interested in books by Hammond Innes, I have a number of his hardbacks and paperbacks available.

My book prices include UK postage unfortunately, due to the high cost of airmail, I have to charge for overseas postage but I subsidise the cost to help you. Sometimes, the actual cost of postage will be slightly less than stated below. Where this happens, I will refund the difference by Paypal.

If you like classic fiction take a look at others in my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LinniR?section_id=10138126v

My shop also sells vintage childrens' books: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LinniR?section_id=10146325
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Sale Classic book The Mary Deare (Wreck of) by Hammond Innes

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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