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"UNPLANNED PASSAGE" ~ Peter J D Russell FNI - £12.50 (+vat)
"EAST A HALF SOUTH" ~ John Curry - £12.50 (+vat)

"UNPLANNED PASSAGE" by Captain Peter J D Russell FNI

Synopsis

Julian Parker OBE, FNI writes in the foreword: I would like a wide audience to share the experience of 'Unplanned Passage' There are so many lessons to pass on. It is too personal to be a novel. The characters in a novel are imagined and do not have to be believed. Here however we have a real person, a family man, a mariner who reached the top of his profession, a charitable Rotarian who believed in enriching the local community and a creative artist. This is also the story of how rewarding a life at sea can be. " The life story of a Master Mariner's fifty years at sea, his Apprenticeship, his years in the RFA and 32 years as a Cinque Ports Trinity House and PLA London District Pilot. Starting in World War 2 the story is one of challenge, achievement and responsibility. The story is of ships large and small, of the characters who serve in them. It is about pilotage in all kinds of weather, inherent risk and re-organisation. The Author in retirement maintains his maritime connections as a Younger Brother of Trinity House London, as a member of The Honourable Company of Master Mariners and is a Life Governor of The Marine Society and Sea Cadets. President of the Nautical Institute 1998 - 2000 he remains active on a number of Committees serving to date.

"EAST A HALF SOUTH" by John Curry

Synopsis

John Curry, retired Authorised Liverpool Pilot, lifeboat man, author, poet and French medievalist, writes about his working life on the waters of the River Mersey and the river's approaches. John traces his course from the sixth form of Wallasey Grammar School to the other side of the world and back in a life filled with adventures, danger and success. An interesting series of sailor's yarns, which will fascinate the reader.

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