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Patricia Goodwin on eBook Publishing Print Email
Written by Patricia Goodwin   


It has finally happened. We are receiving press releases for new books, not from publishers and promoters, but from the authors themselves. Case in point is the new novella When Two Women Die, a history-paranormal-romance-crime novella about Marblehead, Massachusetts. You can own it for $2.99 and receive it wirelessly in 60 seconds on devices that sell for as little as $115 -- or your phone. No agents. No editors. No trees. We asked the author about her experience. (Continued below)


Great Shipwrecks of the Maine Coast Print Email
Written by Jeremy D'Entremont   


Historian Jeremy D’Entremont has a new book and we have the introduction.  This volume, first of a planned series, focuses on a dozen dramatic shipwrecks from among 700 in the Gulf of Maine. In the tradition of Edward Rowe Snow the author tells salty tales of Maine wrecks including The Nottingham Galley, The Angel Gabriel, the Penobscot Expedition, Royal Tar, Steamer Bohemian and more. (Continued below)


32 Submarines Launched in One Year Print Email
Written by Seacoast Books   

Submarines_at__PNYRiverRun Bookstore and the Portsmouth Athenaeum present local author Rodney K. Watterson.  Rodney will talk about his new book, 32 in '44: Building the Portsmouth Submarine Fleet in World War II. The Portsmouth Athenaeum will hold a reception across the street after the event that begins at 7pm on March 31, 2011. (Continued below)  


Over the Hill Hikers Print Email
Written by Shirley Elder Lyons   



Veteran political reporter Shirley Elder Lyons, working with Elizabeth MacGregor Bates, has produced a book acclaimed as “fascinating” and a “great read”. It’s called Over the Hill Hikers, and is published by Peter E. Randall Publisher of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (Continued below)


More Piccola Pictures and Study Guide Print Email
Written by Celia Thaxter   


The more we delve into Celia Thaxter’s poem about little Piccola, the more we discover how popular this poem used to be. We’re trying to bring it back. So here is a bonus Web page with additional illustrations from books that featured the holiday poem. Below you’ll also find a detailed study guide for homeschoolers who may wish to use the poem with students.  (Continued below) 



Mother Come to the Window Print Email
Written by John Perrault   



A new poem by Portsmouth laureate John Perrault composed for the poet's mother as she approached a century on this earth. (Read poem below)  



Christmas Reflections from Mrs Partington Print Email
Written by BP Shillaber   


This little chestnut comes from Portsmouth-born writer BP Shillaber whose literary character Mrs. Partington was among the best known women in 19th century America. Except that, like Mrs. Doubtfire, she was a man in petticoats. Shillaber’s “carpet bag” of humor includes this long forgotten holiday memory with her mischievous nephew Ike, dredged up for your reading pleasure. (Continued below)


Ballad of Bloody Fight Point Print Email
Written by BP Shillaber   

Bloody_Fight_PointSEACOAST POEMS  

What if they gave a war and nobody fought?  It happened here early in the 17th century. The first white settlers in the Piscataqua region almost had a big battle over who owned what land. The battle almost took place at what is now Hilton Point in Newington, NH. THe name is ironic, and there is even a marker on the spot. The poem is by our old buddy BP Shillaber. (Continued below)


Thomas Laighton was Lord of the Isles Print Email
Written by Anonymous   


They called him the emperor of the Shoals, but his life story is still sketchy. Visitors who ferry to the Isles of Shoals today aboard the M/V Thomas Laighton may not give a thought to the enormous man with the same name who is buried there. His gigantic hotel is gone, but his huge influence still looms over these nine rocky islands. This anonymous poem appeared in his honor just before the Civil War. (Continued below)

Speaking of a Space for Faith Print Email
Written by Paul Wainwright   
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Paul Wainwright shoots ancient spaces with an old view camera. His large-format photography (no digital, no color, all natural lighting) perfectly matches the colonial meetinghouses in his newest book. In this interview Wainwright talks about how and why he prefers to go slow ina fast world. (Continued below)


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  • Book of the Week

    Our focus here largely is on books about our Piscataqua Seacoast region or written by Seacoast authors.  With our active literary community, that means a lot of volumes. Where possible we offer links for you to buy books. Our goal here is not to review, but to keep you posted on the latest, and sometimes little known publications.

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  • Poetry


    So much about the Seacoast inspires great poetry -- from sea charities to shipwreck ballads to modern verse. This section features the work of local writers young and old, famous and obscure.


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  • Film

    FilmNew Hampshire ain’t Hollywood. It’s better. But we inspire more movies than are made here. Even films written about NH are often shot in Canada or elsewhere. All the same, there are stories to tell, tales of UFOs, black history, murder, sea adventures and quiet simple folk. We span the gap from Peyton Place to On Golden Pond. This web area is dedicated to films about us, by us, or loosely connected to NH and the nearby coast. It is a work in progress. Click for local movies NOW PLAYING or get info from our MOVIE DATA page.

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  • Gallery

    GallerySeacoastNH is always looking for evocative images of our region and beyond. This is where we put them. Each gallery showcases the work of a single artist or project. Each has a theme. Each draws us in for some reason and captures a little of the diversity that makes our region unique. Come on in. Learn about the artists and, if you need creative work, contact them. Tell them we sent you.

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