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Offline Lynda Bradford

Delighted that Michael Gallagher's new book, "The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 - the world's most famous ship" is due for release from 20/21 August.  Michael Gallagher, has a wealth of knowledge about the history of Cunard and QE2, knowledge that is certain to have been used writing this book.   

It is available to pre-order from Ferry Publications from their website: www.ferrypubs.co.uk, or telephone 01624 898446, email Nicola@lilypublications.co.uk

Cost: £24.50


Publisher information:
Much has been written about Queen Elizabeth 2 – and deservedly so as her story is an incredible one that has established her place in maritime history. The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 tells not only the fascinating story in detail of the construction of this magnificent ship and the struggle by both ship owner and ship yard to get her into service but also the story of the aborted Q3 project that led to QE2 and the debate of whether she should have been a three-class or a two-class ship. This book tells the complete story with a wealth of new information and unseen images.
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Online Brandon Sterkel

Re: The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 : Michael Gallagher
« Reply #1 on: Aug 09, 2017, 09:35 PM »
The cover looks great! Looking forward to reading this new QE2 publication!
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Re: The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 : Michael Gallagher
« Reply #2 on: Aug 10, 2017, 06:41 AM »
Fantastic. Well done, Michael!

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« Reply #3 on: Aug 10, 2017, 09:20 AM »
The cover looks great! Looking forward to reading this new QE2 publication!

Yeah Brandon, the cover looks fantastic, can't wait to get my copy to read what is inside.   :)
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Re: The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 : Michael Gallagher
« Reply #4 on: Aug 10, 2017, 09:27 AM »
I'm very, very excited about this!

Our own Michael is a very, very modest man and already a prodigious, talented author with a great track record of quality work, who I'm very proud to call a friend. 
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Offline Twynkle

Re: The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 : Michael Gallagher
« Reply #5 on: Aug 10, 2017, 10:29 AM »
Oh, Well Done to you, Michael!
Thanks so much,
looking forward to what will doubtless be the best of the best  :)
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QE2 has been waiting alongside in Dubai for very nearly  whole years... she seriously needs to be earning her keep....

Offline Chris Frame

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« Reply #6 on: Aug 10, 2017, 01:26 PM »
Wonderful news Michael!
I'll be ordering one for sure  ;D

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Re: The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 : Michael Gallagher
« Reply #7 on: Aug 10, 2017, 04:32 PM »
Great news, Michael !

Can't wait to get my copy !

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Offline Cunarder Man

Re: The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 : Michael Gallagher
« Reply #8 on: Aug 10, 2017, 06:31 PM »
Excellent Michael, can't wait to get this one!

Offline cunardqueen

Re: The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 : Michael Gallagher
« Reply #9 on: Aug 10, 2017, 06:48 PM »
Michael, You should set up a stall at the QE2 conference, "Author in residence, Book signings"  :) a hark back to the QE2 days onboard..
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Andy Holloway

Re: The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 : Michael Gallagher
« Reply #10 on: Aug 10, 2017, 08:10 PM »
When she was built, QE2 was definitely a 'class orientated' ship!

Apart from the different staircases leading to different 'class' accommodation, the cabins were also 'class orientated' and not in the way you might think!

When two of my children were booked to travel i went to see which cabin they had been allocated and found they were on 4 Deck in what the Chief Housekeeper termed a 'servant's cabin'! When asked why it was termed so she explained thus.

This particular cabin was in a side corridor which was off the main port corridor. It had an outer door, then just inside this door was a small cabin on the left that had two bunks beds and a small bathroom. Off this cabin was a door into a larger cabin at the end of the side corridor on the aft side and on the fwd side a much larger cabin. The original idea of these set of 3 cabins was as follows. The main, large cabin was for the 'master & mistress of the house'. The smaller cabin was for their children, while the very small cabin, with connecting door to the children's cabin, was for 2 travelling servants, the connecting door allowing access to the children cabin should it be needed. The whole suite of cabins could be isolated by closing the outer door, thus making it a self contained family area.

I don't know if it was ever used as a 'servant's cabin' but it is an interesting bit of QE2 history that is possibly unknown to most people.


Offline Trevor Casey

Re: The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 : Michael Gallagher
« Reply #11 on: Aug 11, 2017, 04:35 AM »
I will be definitely trying to get this book!
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But they're wrong, I owe nothing to no one but myself"-Madonna

Offline cunardqueen

Re: The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 : Michael Gallagher
« Reply #12 on: Aug 11, 2017, 09:37 PM »
Were some of QE2s single cabins not designed in the same way that they were next to a larger cabin with a outer door which could be closed off , Given added privacy to both cabins. 

One of the Suites on the Queen Mary (in Long Beach) , had a designated maids cabin built into the main suite.Now that was something else !
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Malcolm

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« Reply #13 on: Aug 12, 2017, 08:57 AM »
Cost: £24.95


But £5.50 for postage :( I think I'll wait and see what Amazon charge then I might get free delivery.

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Re: The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 : Michael Gallagher
« Reply #14 on: Aug 16, 2017, 09:36 PM »
Michael, You should set up a stall at the QE2 conference, "Author in residence, Book signings"  :) a hark back to the QE2 days onboard..

I second this.  :)
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Offline Trevor Casey

Re: The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 : Michael Gallagher
« Reply #15 on: Aug 17, 2017, 12:51 AM »
But £5.50 for postage :( I think I'll wait and see what Amazon charge then I might get free delivery.

They always charge ridiculous amounts for postal to make up for the money
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« Reply #16 on: Aug 21, 2017, 08:29 PM »
We have managed to get a discount code from the publishers for our members!

Details later!
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Re: The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 : Michael Gallagher
« Reply #17 on: Aug 22, 2017, 07:19 PM »
OK so your very special members-only discount code is QE2SWS and must be entered in the coupon box in the check out basket www.ferrypubs.co.uk.

The code is applicable to both Michael's new QE2 book, and the Final Voyage of the Queen Mary book.

The discount voucher is valid until the 30th November. 

Please note that they may come back to ask you for your forum username, or they may ask us to verify it, at their discretion. 
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Offline Malcolm

Re: The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 : Michael Gallagher
« Reply #18 on: Aug 24, 2017, 08:01 AM »
So that's another book I can now add to my collection :) The discount (£4.90) almost makes up for the postage  ;D

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 : Michael Gallagher
« Reply #19 on: Aug 30, 2017, 06:51 PM »
The publishers have been in contact to let us know that the price is now £24.00 and of course as a forum member you will get a discount by quoting the discount code. 

OK so your very special members-only discount code is QE2SWS and must be entered in the coupon box in the check out basket www.ferrypubs.co.uk.

The code is applicable to both Michael's new QE2 book, and the Final Voyage of the Queen Mary book.

The discount voucher is valid until the 30th November. 

Please note that they may come back to ask you for your forum username, or they may ask us to verify it, at their discretion. 
I am proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

 

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