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Anyone could enjoy it; man or woman or (teenage) child
on 7 January 2016
Leviathan tells the tale of a forgotten genocide - the decimation of the seas and the precious mammals that live within them, by whalers - killers who were part of a massive industry of destruction. Species and in particular the larger specimens, were practically wiped out in order to fuel the west with oil lamps and fashion accessories (whalebone corsets). The industry was insatiable and ruthlessly plundered the seas. Hoare is a master of storytelling and reveals his subject gradually and masterfully. It is a non-fiction book for fiction readers, if that makes sense. Anyone could enjoy it; man or woman or (teenage) child. The dramatic cover does not lie!