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British Marine Progress 1969 Queen Elizabeth 2
« on: Apr 29, 2014, 07:44 PM »
This book came into my collection this week.  I hadn't heard of it until last week.

For those interested in the original QE2, as built, this is a must-have.

It has a forward by Tony Benn, and much of it has been written by Dennis Lennon, Dan Wallace, Graeme Strachan, James Gardner and others who created our QE2 for us.

I've attached the cover, and the table of contents, to whet your appetites!

Anyone else have a copy?
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Re: British Marine Progress 1969 Queen Elizabeth 2
« Reply #1 on: Apr 29, 2014, 07:55 PM »
Thanks for posting this Rob, it really is interesting. I had a quick look around for any copies for sale, but have not seen any. I would love to have a read of it though!
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Re: British Marine Progress 1969 Queen Elizabeth 2
« Reply #2 on: Apr 30, 2014, 06:08 PM »
Hi Rob - Thank you very much for bringing this book to our attention.  It looks absolutely marvelous !  June
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Re: British Marine Progress 1969 Queen Elizabeth 2
« Reply #3 on: Apr 30, 2014, 06:14 PM »
It looks absolutely marvelous !

Doesn't it just? It would be great to get hold of a copy! :)
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Re: British Marine Progress 1969 Queen Elizabeth 2
« Reply #4 on: Apr 30, 2014, 06:27 PM »
Has anyone given any thought to sending books around for a read the same way the QE2 jigsaws are doing ?  June   :D
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Re: British Marine Progress 1969 Queen Elizabeth 2
« Reply #5 on: Apr 30, 2014, 09:46 PM »
Well if you do start this for goodness sake make you you use a trackable method for posting when sending books, and be guided by the post office counters advice regarding values. If you post an item and its value is more than the service provides for ,they will not pay out.

Some of the books out there are pretty expensive.
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 30, 2014, 10:10 PM »
Has anyone given any thought to sending books around for a read the same way the QE2 jigsaws are doing ?  June   :D

Hi June,
Whilst it's a lovely and very generous idea to share our books, there are several reasons why it might be unadvisable.
As Myles writes, many of the books are extremely rare as well as valuable, and there is always the possible chance that they, like the jigsaw puzzle could 'go missing'.
A book-swap  will put a huge amount of responsibility / onus on the recipient, and that's something that in my case, might out weigh the wish to see the book! I'm pretty sure that it would be a wish, rather than a need- this would be the criteria that would prevent me from asking to 'borrow' something that could be irreplaceable!
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Re: British Marine Progress 1969 Queen Elizabeth 2
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2014, 06:09 PM »
Hi Rosie and Myles - I agree with what you both say.  If we did ever have a book swap, I do not think we should send expensive nor one of a kind books.  It is a fun thought but probably not a very practical one unless the books could be handed off in person.  June  :)
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