All at Sea: What to Read and Watch part 2

Thank you for all the suggestions for books/films/TV to read/watch when I set off to California by ship next week. Here's the updated list:


  • On Trying to Keep Still by Jenni Diski (recommended  by Karen McLeod)
  • The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold by Evelyn Waugh (recommended by Minnie Boardman)
  • Singing in the Shrouds by Ngaio Marsh (recommended by Rebecca Chance)
  • The Widow's Cruise by Nicolas Blake (recommended by Robert Peett )
  • A Cruise to Die For by Charlotte & Aaron Elkins (I read the first book in the series earlier this year)
  • Five to One by Chris Chalmers (recommended by Chris Chalmers)
  • The complete works of Mark Twain to finally read beyond Huck and Tom (recommended by Marjorie Tucker)
  • Portrait in Sepia by Isabelle Allende (recommended by Andi Oliver)
  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (recommended by Andi Oliver)
  • Captain Singleton by Daniel Defoe (recommended by Fidelis Morgan)
  • The Wreck of Mary Deare; Maddon's Rock; The Last Voyage by Hammond Innes (recommended by Fidelis Morgan)
  • Learning to Swim and A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J Henry (recommended by Teresa Smith Wilson)
  • Beginners by Raymond Carver (recommended by Sandra Burke)


  • Now, Voyager featuring Bette Davis (recommended by Kate Laity & John Holt, Marjorie Tucker, Andi Oliver... There was a lot of love for this movie, which I have never seen. If you recommended it and I missed out your name, sorry!)
  • The Big Lebowski (recommended by Lise McClendon)
  • An Affair to Remember (recommended by Judy Bobalik)
  • Gaslight with Ingrid Bergman and Angela Lansbury (recommended by Andi Oliver)
  • Jaws (recommended by Teresa Smith Wilson)
  • The Poseidon Adventure (recommended by Serena Mackesy)

  • Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, The Big C, Weeds, Dexter, True Blood, Curb Your Enthusiasm, US Office, Parks and Recreation, The Good Wife, Scandal, The Newsroom, Revenge (recommended by Damon Rochefort)
  • Blackadder (recommended by Marjorie Tucker)
  • Love Boat (recommended by Fidelis Morgan)

Do you have any other suggestions? Please let me know. You can leave a comment here or find me on Twitter or Facebook.

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