Author Topic: Chris Frame's website - ChrisCunard.com - and related Cunard books  (Read 9762 times)

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Offline QE2 Canuck

Re: Chris's new Cunard (and QE2) page
« Reply #20 on: Feb 08, 2010, 03:42 PM »
Hi Chris.... your website looks great after it's "refit".....always enjoy it......hey.. I have an idea... how about a daily blog while you are on Queen Victoria so we can follow you ...something like Ted Scull (from the World Ship Society)has done when he has been on board as a lecturer....would look forward to reading it.....just a thought....

Linda

Offline Chris Frame

Re: Chris's new Cunard (and QE2) page
« Reply #21 on: Feb 10, 2010, 08:58 AM »
Love that idea Linda! If QV's internet holds out I may just do that!

Online Twynkle

Re: Chris's new Cunard (and QE2) page
« Reply #22 on: Feb 28, 2010, 10:58 AM »
Ahoy there, Chris!
Have a great time!
Rosie
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Chris Frame

Re: Chris's new Cunard (and QE2) page
« Reply #23 on: Apr 08, 2010, 09:26 AM »
Thanks for following us Rosie! It was great.

Picture of QV in Sydney on the website "cover" - www.chriscunard.com

Offline Chris Frame

Re: Chris's new Cunard (and QE2) page
« Reply #24 on: Oct 15, 2010, 02:23 PM »
Rob had the idea a while back that I add the original Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth on my website.

I finally got around to it!

QM: http://www.chriscunard.com/queen_mary_1.php
QE: http://www.chriscunard.com/queen_elizabeth_1.php

What do you think?

Online Twynkle

Re: Chris's new Cunard (and QE2) page
« Reply #25 on: Oct 17, 2010, 09:45 PM »
Rob had the idea a while back that I add the original Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth on my website.

I finally got around to it!

QM: http://www.chriscunard.com/queen_mary_1.php
QE: http://www.chriscunard.com/queen_elizabeth_1.php

What do you think?

These are interesting additions, Chris!

Are you going to add more details about the earlier Cunarders too?
From The Ships' List, 'By the 1880s, the voyage was taking less than 6 days, in the faster ships, from Liverpool to New York. Cunard also added routes to various other countries. They ran weekly, sailing on Saturday, with their mail vessels and fortnightly, sailing on Tuesdays, with other vessels...'
It would be good to know more about these ships, as well as the dates / months they sailed.

« Last Edit: Oct 17, 2010, 09:50 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Chris Frame

Re: Chris's new Cunard (and QE2) page
« Reply #26 on: Oct 18, 2010, 12:13 AM »
Thanks Rosie!!

Many of the other Cunarders are already on the site, here:
http://www.chriscunard.com/cunard_fleet.php

It's not possible to put them all on the main navigation so they're grouped under 'Histoy and Fleet'.

Chis :)

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Re: Chris's new Cunard (and QE2) page
« Reply #27 on: Oct 20, 2010, 02:40 PM »
Mauretania features on the cover of our upcoming "The Cunard Story" in her cruising white!

(Image removed from quote.)

Hey Chris
Well Done, you two!
Sounds exciting  - a new 'book on the block'!
What date do you think it will appear in The QE2 Story Forum shop?
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Chris Frame

Re: Chris's new Cunard (and QE2) page
« Reply #28 on: Oct 24, 2010, 01:01 AM »
As soon as Rob puts it there Rosie :)

Offline Chris Frame

Facebook Likes and Twitter Tweets! (...and QE2 book reviews)...
« Reply #29 on: Oct 27, 2010, 10:49 AM »
I was playing around with some facebook and Twitter aps for websites and have added a nice little bit of code to the book websites which allows facebook users to "like" the books, and Twitter followers to 'tweet' about them.

www.qe2book.com
www.qm2book.com and/or
www.queenvictoriabook.com

Scroll to the bottom and the little ap is down there! One click and you're done. The code is free from www.addthis.com for those with websites.

Also I added a QE2 Book Review page:
http://www.qe2book.com/qe2_book_reviews.html

Some JavaScript pulls random quotes fom Amazon and other reveiws.

Offline Chris Frame

Re: Chris's new Cunard (and QE2) page
« Reply #30 on: Nov 04, 2010, 06:21 AM »
Just been adding new content to Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.

Queen Mary Today:
http://www.chriscunard.com/queen_mary_1_today.php

Queen Mary Horn:
http://www.chriscunard.com/queen_mary_1_horn.php

Queen Elizabeth Horn:
http://www.chriscunard.com/queen_elizabeth_1_horn.php

Offline bswan

Re: Chris's new Cunard (and QE2) page
« Reply #31 on: Dec 12, 2010, 07:10 AM »
I cant wait to get the latest addition to the fleet of books. Will i be able to purchase on the QE the latest book Chris?

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Just wanted to share with you all the new book's updated cover.

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That looks very well arranged, Chris.  The layout and image just look right.
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I think the cover looks very good, and no doubt it will help the book sell, but I don't think it reflects the title and subject of the book (assuming that your book covers the entire 170 years of amazing history & ships).  The cover to me looks more appropriate to a book called 'Cunard Today' or 'The New Cunard'.  I have to say that I much prefer the one shown earlier in this topic.
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Offline Jem

I like both covers, although I think combining the two cover old with the new vessels explains in picture form what the book is all about.

Offline Chris Frame

Rob, I knew you would say that ;) you're right that image was selected as a wider audience associate Cunard with the modern Queens than with the historic ships. If using this picture encourages people to buy the book and read the 170 year history, then it is helping a wider audience to appreciate the Cunard history.

We will be using Mauretania on the back cover as Jem suggests, to showcase new and old.

The majority of he images between the covers are Cunarders from 1840-1999.

Thanks Peter for your feedback too!!
« Last Edit: Feb 12, 2011, 09:19 AM by Chris »

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I like both covers, although I think combining the two cover old with the new vessels explains in picture form what the book is all about.
Jem at his best - being far more diplomatic and polite than I was! I will try to learn from his light touch :)
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Offline Chris Frame

Brutal honesty is what you're known for Rob don't change haha

Offline Chris Frame

I thought I'd add the following for those who want to connect:

Flickr: www.flickr.com/chriscunard
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chriscunard
Twitter: www.twitter.com/chriscunard
Instagram: www.instagram.com/chriscunard
YouTube: www.youtube.com/chriscunard

 

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