are at least five women in the world who are leading experts
on women's maritime history. I'm proud to be one of them.
two best known books are about women pirates from 480BC until
today, and about gay stewards on passenger ships 194090
Sailor!, which I co-authored with Paul Baker).
currently working on Risk: Women on the wartime seas.
The book looks at Wrens, nurses on hospital ships, passengers,
evacuee mums, suffragettes, missionaries, journalists, actresses
and female crew in the First World War and the Second World
War. It also takes a topical look at women at risk in todays
navy. It will be heavily illustrated and will be published
by Yale University Press.
the menu on the left for a beginner's
list of books and papers on specific areas of interests
and women's occupational
include gender and seafaring; cargo vessels; passenger ships;
whalers; royal navies, piracy; fishing; docks and ports; women
as sailing wives of masters; women as passengers; inland waterways;
sailing vessels and small boats; mermaids, sirens and ondines;
and more general texts.