"QE2": Forty Years Famous by Carol Thatcher

"QE2": Forty Years Famous by Carol Thatcher

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A 'warts and all' story of one of the most famous ships in the world, told to mark the 40th anniversary of its launch on 20 September 1967.

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Surely the most famous ship in the world, Cunard's QE2 has captured the headlines for 40 years as she plies her glamorous trade around the globe. The book takes a warts and all look at this fabulous ship. Starting with her revolutionary design and the arguments surrounding her construction and moving on to her time in service with sometimes troubled voyages undergoing engine failure, stowaways, storms, collisions and wartime derring-do. The story includes hosts of celebrities from the sixties to the present day, all of whom have fallen for the charm of this old-fashioned lady. After more than five million nautical miles and 40 years the wrinkles are beginning to show. But while people with taste and a sense of history want to take the most luxurious and leisurely voyages, she will still have a job to do. And nobody does it better than QE2.

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SKU GOR002399367
Title "QE2": Forty Years Famous
Author By (author) Carol Thatcher
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Other book format
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 208
ISBN 10 1847370330
ISBN 13 9781847370334
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Surely the most famous ship in the world, Cunard's QE2 has captured the headlines for 40 years as she plies her glamorous trade around the globe. The book takes a warts and all look at this fabulous ship. Starting with her revolutionary design and the arguments surrounding her construction and moving on to her time in service with sometimes troubled voyages undergoing engine failure, stowaways, storms, collisions and wartime derring-do. The story includes hosts of celebrities from the sixties to the present day, all of whom have fallen for the charm of this old-fashioned lady. After more than five million nautical miles and 40 years the wrinkles are beginning to show. But while people with taste and a sense of history want to take the most luxurious and leisurely voyages, she will still have a job to do. And nobody does it better than QE2.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002399367
Title "QE2": Forty Years Famous
Author By (author) Carol Thatcher
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Other book format
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 208
ISBN 10 1847370330
ISBN 13 9781847370334
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No