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Offline Mauretania1907

Book for today (and question) QE2 by Ronald Warwick and William Flayhart III (with forward by HRH Prince Philip Pub ww Norton and Co, London, New York 1985. I purchased this on board her in 1989, however, this is  the ship prior to her heart transplant. Many pix of her with white funnel, chapters on her first 20 years, Falklands war and a chapter of interior views. An excellent book, worth trolling the second-hand book dealers for.
Now my question. is the book by Commodore Warwick entirely different from this - was it published much later, for instance. can someone look on the title page of theirs and tell me date of publication

Offline Avariel

Is there a definitive reading list of QE2 books I should be looking into?  Good ones and bad ones please.  For my dissertation I have to do literature reviews and have to be quite scathing.  Where should I start?
Definataely get hold of QE2, The Cunard Line Flagship, Queen Elizabeth 2 by Captain R. W. Warwick. Have not read it but have heard nothing but good things about it.

I don't know what others would think, but I feel that QE2 Forty Years famous is quite good.

Then again, I'm also a young upstart so I don't know much.

And good luck for that lit review. I know how annoying it can get. Had to do a few of them throughout my university course.

Offline Malcolm

Have not read it but have heard nothing but good things about it.

I have :) but a long time ago :( I've just got it off the shelf to look at and found that appendix 2 contains a list of all the ports she visited and the dates of her maiden call to them. I'd forgotten that was there :)

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Have not read it but have heard nothing but good things about it.


I have  but a long time ago  I've just got it off the shelf to look at and found that appendix 2 contains a list of all the ports she visited and the dates of her maiden call to them. I'd forgotten that was there

All he needs to do now is bring the book bang upto date & with his time in Dubai, the photos he took lm sure will prove amazing.
 l saw a photo of the lido with all the tables stacked up and it certainly looked very empty, and not how l wished to see it, the photo l hasten to add came from a different source
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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I am somewhat amazed that this book has not been mentioned here more often. Perhaps this is simply due to the fact that (to me, at least...) this is THE essential QE2 book.

My copy is the © 1993 version and is revised from the original 1985 one. I was lucky enough to buy it second hand a while back, and had it on board with me twice in 2008. One of my memories is how I placed it on the carpet in the Lido and, on picking it up later, realised that the carpet was wet... Fortunately, the book suffered no permanent damage.

It contains the history of the QE2 from the beginning until the time the book was revised, followed by a deck by deck guide, which is where I find my bookmark, still there from the last time I used it on board...

At the end, a series of appendices with useful information :

  • The ship's particulars
  • Ports visited by QE2 and date of maiden arrival
  • Masters of QE2
  • The crew of QE2 (categories of crew and respective numbers, e.g. Pianist : 1)
  • The original Engine Room
  • Bibliography

I see that Amazon is offering a later version (1999) including the mid-1990s refit, here :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/QE2-Cunard-Flagship-Queen-Elizabeth/dp/0393047725/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329858740&sr=1-1

The new version of this edition is rather expensive -- and I am not sure whether the second-hand versions on offer are the same edition or an earlier one.

Offline Sam Warwick

I am pleased to announce the 4th edition of QE2: The Cunard Line Flagship, Queen Elizabeth 2, by Commodore R W Warwick and Sam Warwick.
The new edition picks up from where the last one left off, covering the final decade in Cunard service, along with the time spent in Dubai leading to the opening of QE2 Hotel in April 2018.
The foreword is by Maureen Ryan and there is a new afterword by Commodore Warwick.
The new edition has been published by The History Press and will be out in April 2019, in time for the 50th anniversary of the maiden voyage.

Further details at https://www.qe2.org.uk/qe2book/

Sam

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I am pleased to announce the 4th edition of QE2: The Cunard Line Flagship, Queen Elizabeth 2, by Commodore R W Warwick and Sam Warwick.
The new edition picks up from where the last one left off, covering the final decade in Cunard service, along with the time spent in Dubai leading to the opening of QE2 Hotel in April 2018.
The foreword is by Maureen Ryan and there is a new afterword by Commodore Warwick.
The new edition has been published by The History Press and will be out in April 2019, in time for the 50th anniversary of the maiden voyage.

Further details at https://www.qe2.org.uk/qe2book/

Sam

That's great news Sam, many of our members will be amongst the first to purchase I'm sure!

Hope it goes well.
Passionate about QE2's service life for 37 years and creator of this website.  Worked in IT for 27 years and created my personal QE2 website in 1994.

 

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