Author Topic: QE2 : A 50th Anniversary Celebration, by Chris Frame and Rachelle Cross  (Read 2702 times)

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Offline Chris Frame

Hello everyone.



I am really excited to share with you the details of our new QE2 book designed to commemorate her 50th anniversary.

The blurb:

Fifty years ago the last British built transatlantic liner was launched. Christened by HM The Queen on 20 September 1967, the 963ft-long vessel was named Queen Elizabeth the Second. By the end of that same day, she was already known by her famous nickname: QE2. Fast, smart and sleek, QE2 sailed over 5.6 million miles and carried more than 2.5 million passengers during a magnificent 39 1/2 year career. Put simply, she carried more people further than any ship before her and remains the longest-serving express liner in history. Through words penned by passionate QE2 travellers and with tribute stories from captains, crew and guests, a wide selection of carefully selected photographs bring this wonderful ship to life.

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It also includes stories from three of the QE2 Story's moderators - Rob, Lynda and Isabelle.

More details: http://chrisframe.com.au/books

To pre-order: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0750970286/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1483081028&sr=8-5&keywords=QE2&linkCode=sl1&tag=chrcunpag-21&linkId=63ef3ae32cd95079ec7407b2074de6b7


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Offline Graham Taylor

A new QE2 book
« Reply #1 on: Feb 04, 2017, 01:41 PM »
Can't wait to read it! Just placed pre-order.
« Last Edit: Feb 04, 2017, 01:43 PM by Graham Taylor »
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Re: A new QE2 book
« Reply #2 on: Feb 04, 2017, 02:47 PM »
Any chance of autographed copies being made available at the conference in September...? :)
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Offline Malcolm

Re: A new QE2 book
« Reply #3 on: Feb 05, 2017, 10:37 AM »
Can't wait to read it! Just placed pre-order.

Ditto :)

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Re: A new QE2 book
« Reply #4 on: Feb 05, 2017, 11:07 AM »
Looking forward to ordering my copy  :)
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

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Re: A new QE2 book
« Reply #5 on: Feb 05, 2017, 05:32 PM »
Looking forward to ordering my copy  :)

Ditto too !  :)
QE2 - the ship for all of time, a ship of timeless beauty !

Offline Malcolm

What's upsetting is that it's not due to be released until August so we've got to wait until then :D

Offline Chris Frame

Re: A new QE2 book
« Reply #7 on: Jul 26, 2017, 03:00 AM »
Can't wait to read it! Just placed pre-order.

Thanks so much for the support Graham  :D

Offline Chris Frame

Re: A new QE2 book
« Reply #8 on: Jul 26, 2017, 03:01 AM »
Any chance of autographed copies being made available at the conference in September...? :)

The conference organisers are very kindly working with our publisher to get some flyers at the event for people to get easy access to the book.

Offline Chris Frame

Re: A new QE2 book
« Reply #9 on: Jul 26, 2017, 03:01 AM »

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Re: A new QE2 book
« Reply #10 on: Jul 26, 2017, 03:02 AM »
Looking forward to ordering my copy  :)

Loved your story in the book Lynda - can't wait to hear what you think of the finished product!

Offline Chris Frame

Re: A new QE2 book
« Reply #11 on: Jul 26, 2017, 03:02 AM »

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This is the jacket cover of the special edition version of the book.
It's available in two versions - standard edition and limited edition which includes a few extras including post cards, a book mark and a colour poster.


Offline Brandon Sterkel

Looks great, Chris!
Queen Elizabeth 2: A 50 Year Legend!

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Online Lynda Bradford

The conference organisers are very kindly working with our publisher to get some flyers at the event for people to get easy access to the book.

We would be happy to have a flyer on the book in the delegate packs at the conference. Chris the person delegated the task to contact me about the flyers has not done so.  I copied you into an email reminder today, maybe you would like to follow this up. 
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

Online Bob C.

Would it be possible to have the books themselves at the conference?  I'd pick one up there.

Online Lynda Bradford

Would it be possible to have the books themselves at the conference?  I'd pick one up there.


Sorry Bob the event committee made the decision not have items on sale on the day.  As you can imagine we had quite a few request to have items on sale.  We made the decision that we did not want to be responsible for handling payments etc.
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

Online Bob C.

No worries Lynda.  I'll keep checking for the book here on this side of the pond.

Offline Chris Frame

We would be happy to have a flyer on the book in the delegate packs at the conference. Chris the person delegated the task to contact me about the flyers has not done so.  I copied you into an email reminder today, maybe you would like to follow this up.


Thanks!! Insee she had moved on and the replacement person has replied. Thanks so much Lynda.

 

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