The Wreckers: A Story of Killing Seas, False Lights and Plundered Ships

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From the bestselling author of ‘The Lighthouse Stevensons’, a gripping history of the drama and danger of wrecking since the 18th-century – and the often grisly ingenuity of British wreckers, scavengers of the sea.

A fine wreck has always represented sport, pleasure, treasure, and in many cases, the difference between living well and just getting by. The Cornish were supposedly so ferocious that notices of shipwrecks were given out during morning service by the minister, whilst the

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ISBN:9780007358960
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Words: 106,353
Unique Words: 8,065
Avg Sentence (words): 21.89
Avg Word (chars): 4.35
Chapters: 19
Paragraphs: 1,458
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Places: 315
Things: 378
Adult Reading Time:7:05
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Intensity: 0.08
Profanity: 27
SAT Words: 1,029
Reading Level:10.1
Complexity Index: 114

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