Author Topic: RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 by Dr Stephen M Payne RDI ("Haynes Manual")  (Read 8147 times)

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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

Re: CANCEL CHRISTMAS
« 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..

Online Lynda Bradford

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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Offline Michael Gallagher

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

Re: CANCEL CHRISTMAS
« 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

Offline pete cain

Re: CANCEL CHRISTMAS
« 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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Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: CANCEL CHRISTMAS (Stephen Payne's new QE2 book and Amazon)
« Reply #8 on: Dec 16, 2016, 07:34 AM »
Book arrived yesterday...

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Re: CANCEL CHRISTMAS (Stephen Payne's new QE2 book and Amazon)
« 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

Re: CANCEL CHRISTMAS (Stephen Payne's new QE2 book and Amazon)
« 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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Offline skilly56

Re: CANCEL CHRISTMAS (Stephen Payne's new QE2 book and Amazon)
« 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 :(

Skilly

Offline pete cain

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..

Offline Twynkle

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 »

Online Lynda Bradford

Clever Santa gave me a copy of the Stephen Payne book, which I am looking forward to reading.   :)
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