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Offline pete cain

Just found out  c/o Amazon, pre order for Haynes QE2 Owners Manual isn't available, they won't even put it on back order, good luck to any body who is lucky enough to be opening it on Christmas morning  :'(
« Last Edit: Dec 15, 2016, 09:12 AM by Rob Lightbody »

Offline pete cain

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« Reply #1 on: Dec 14, 2016, 10:27 AM »
Had a reply overnight from the bookshop on Amazon, they have a waitlist of 72 for this book!!!, I wonder how many they've already sold & how many have been printed in total?.
Goes to show that the 'old girl' still has a hold on folk, if only they would find their way here..

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Re: CANCEL CHRISTMAS
« Reply #2 on: Dec 14, 2016, 11:08 AM »
That is not good news for people who ordered the book expecting to get it for Christmas. But even if it is not available for Christmas I am sure it is worth waiting for.  Could be the publishers who are at fault, as you would think that Amazon would have ordered enough to meet pre-orders.

It was on my Santa list so here's hoping it is in my Christmas stocking.   ;D
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Re: CANCEL CHRISTMAS
« Reply #3 on: Dec 14, 2016, 12:06 PM »
Just had a message saying mine will be delivered tomorrow...

Offline Roy Warrender

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« Reply #4 on: Dec 14, 2016, 07:12 PM »
Don't always Believe Amazon

Hayes have the book on there site with free delivery At £17-24
I have not not checked the Amazon Price

https://haynes.com/en-gb/rms-queen-elizabeth-2-manual

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« Reply #5 on: Dec 14, 2016, 07:42 PM »
Thanks Roy , on it now! pete

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Re: CANCEL CHRISTMAS
« Reply #6 on: Dec 15, 2016, 09:11 AM »
Don't always Believe Amazon

Hayes have the book on there site with free delivery At £17-24
I have not not checked the Amazon Price

https://haynes.com/en-gb/rms-queen-elizabeth-2-manual

Thanks!  I've asked for mine from Santa!

The title of the book annoys me so much though. It's wrong. Stephen knows it's wrong too. But they've done it that way so it's a companion to his Queen Mary 2 book.
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Re: CANCEL CHRISTMAS (Stephen Payne's new QE2 book and Amazon)
« Reply #7 on: Dec 15, 2016, 04:40 PM »
I have asked Santa for a copy; hope he can get it !   ;D
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 16, 2016, 07:34 AM »
Book arrived yesterday...

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« Reply #9 on: Dec 16, 2016, 08:59 AM »
Book arrived yesterday...

Awesome! I hope it sells well.  Should we send a copy to Dubai?
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Online Lynda Bradford

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« Reply #10 on: Dec 16, 2016, 10:01 AM »

It was on my Santa list so here's hoping it is in my Christmas stocking.   ;D

A parcel arrived from Amazon yesterday that looks like a book.  Santa must have arranged for it to be delivered to my address.  It was probably too late to deliver to the North Pole.   ;D :-* 

Can't wait until Christmas Day.
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« Reply #11 on: Dec 16, 2016, 10:36 AM »
I'm going to have to stop reading these expectant posts - I don't get off the ship till mid-January next year, and the Xmas mail will probably delay delivery to NZ by another month as well :(

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Re: CANCEL CHRISTMAS (Stephen Payne's new QE2 book and Amazon)
« Reply #12 on: Dec 16, 2016, 08:08 PM »
Oh Skilly , what to say, hope you get everything on your Christmas list, let us know when you reach safe anchorage, Pete..

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RMS Queen ELIZABETH 2, (1967 - 2008)  Owners Workshop Manual
by Stephen Payne
Published 2016 by Haynes Publishing, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset

Dr Payne has explored in great detail very many aspects of the ship.
From his acknowledgements and through to a comprehensive index, he shows both a depth and breadth of knowledge - much of which can also be found here on The QE2 Story Forum!
From his own collection, together with those of Michael Gallagher,  Tony and Blair Skilton, and Rob Lightbody (and his website) these are amongst many who have contributed a considerable amount of historical information as well as superb photographs.
The only query that remains, is the reason why Dr Payne was able to grant her RMS status!   

This is a masterful text, and love of the ship shines all the way through the well-written and informative manual.
A 'Classic', like the ship herself - hopefully this book will be 'in print' for a very long time.

« Last Edit: Dec 24, 2016, 12:46 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Clever Santa gave me a copy of the Stephen Payne book, which I am looking forward to reading.   :)
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I got my copy from Santa and opened it yesterday.  Its fantastic, and I've already seen lots of pics and info I've not seen before.

I know I sound like a broken record... but... he has added a note about the "RMS thing" in his intro, but I feel he has missed the point.   He misses the point that factually, she was never an RMS.  When referred to as such, it was incorrect.

I have added this wonderful book to our "QE2 Shop" - a small cut from each sale ordered there comes to forum funds, but it doesn't cost you any extra.

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Offline pete cain

Got mine in the end, sneaky Santa gave it my wife without me knowing it had been found elsewhere, am limiting myself to 1/2doz pages a day,  sad or what :-\

Offline Pete Hamill

Having read Rob's comment about the book being added to the forum shop it finally gave me the kick up the backside I needed to get it ordered.

I ordered it at 11:45 on Thursday 29th December with Free delivery option between 4th and 6th January (I never pay for expedited delivery from Amazon - probably a Scottish thing) and the doorbell rang on Friday 30th December just after lunch time and it was here!

I find that Amazon's free delivery options usually arrive well before they say, but of course, that is OK if you just want something and don't mind when it arrives, but I've always been pleasantly surprised.

I guess its the "must have it for Christmas" that puts so much pressure on every part of the chain.

Having had it delivered so quickly, with work rotas, I haven't actually been able to read it yet, so that is also why I wasn't in a great hurry. Hopefully I'll get a chance shortly before heading out to work again later today.

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Haynes have published an interview with the author here

https://haynes.com/en-gb/tips-tutorials/how-queen-elizabeth-2-was-designed-and-tested-rigours-sea

10 points if you can spot the obvious error on that page...
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