Life at Sea. From Caravels to Cruise Ships (2017)
“A wide-ranging account of the history of seafaring that incorporates economic, poloticla, and sociological commentary… Overall, this is simply a delight to read, well researched and refreshingly quirky as well as thoughtful. An eccentric but enthralling look at the human conquest of the sea.” (Kirkus Reviews).
Layton’s book is a fresh voyage through a fascinating subject, bringing the feeling of sailing to the page…. By satisfying her own curiosity, Layton has pieced together a vibrant tale that puts a fresh spin on a subject that has fascinated civilizations for centuries. Those interested in history, travel, and sociology will find this book informative and riveting.” (Becky Diamond, Foreword Reviews)