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Offline Mauretania1907

An older book I have QE2 Queen Elizabeth 2, the Authorised Story by Neil Potter and Jack Frost. Published George G Harrap and Co Ltd, London 1969. They also did books about the Mary and Elizabeth. The QE2 book was put out very eaRly in the ship's career, so has more about the whys and wherefores of her building, rather than her later life. I quote :

"As Mr Lennon himself has said, -we have tried to make her so that people will not think she's just another floating hotel. We want to make them feel they are on a great ship, enjoying a unique experience" pg 155. Well, I think she more than proved she was not just a hotel - even now.
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Another older book I have QE2 Queen Elizabeth 2, the Authorised Story by Neil Potter and Jack Frost. Published Geoprge G Harrap and Co Ltd, London 1969.
Mauritania1907 - Thank you - isn't this a good book?!
QE2 has been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 9 whole years... she seriously needs to be earning her keep....

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A book you will find interesting Adam is "Queen Elizabeth 2 The Authorised Story" by Neil Potter and Jack Frost. There are sometimes copies for sale on Amazon. It is well worth a read if you can get hold of a copy.
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Thanks Alan, I may have a look at it sometime. Heading off topic but I would also like to get hold of some of the other books on the QE2 and Cunard so may try and get a copy then.
"The QE2 is one of the last great transatlantic liners, and arguably the most famous liner in the world"

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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

This book is mentioned in many other topics in the Forum -- as a Search will reveal.

Would anyone who has read it, like to add to the description here? It seems that the quality of the book is not in any doubt :) .

Some Forum members might even know the authors or their family members.

Offline Karen Aked

It's good to see that the books of Neil Potter & Jack Frost are so popular.  Yes indeed there are family members of these authors on this forum and I'm very proud to be one of them 😀

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Awesome, Karen, please tell us more.  June   :)
QE2 - the ship for all of time, a ship of timeless beauty !

Offline Karen Aked

Hello June.
Ask me any questions you like and I will do my best to answer😀. I have many memories of Jack as he is was my Grandfather 😀

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I will do that, Karen.  You must have wonderful memories !  June   :)
QE2 - the ship for all of time, a ship of timeless beauty !

Offline Karen Aked

I have memories of him as my grandfather who was a very well known and admired journalist and author really. As he was always away travelling we weren't able to see him as often as we wished but he was a big man, and he loved his cigars and crystallised ginger. 
I am currently researching Jack's side of the family tree.  What do you or any of your colleagues know about him
please June?
I see the Potter & Frost books are clearly of interests to some members on here but does anyone actually know anything about Jack?? By the way his name wasn't Jack 😀


Karen

 

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