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Seadog Book Reviews

Books are ships which pass through the vast sea of time.
Francis Bacon

From Oceans to Embassies
Gillian Anderson

It has been wonderful reading Gill’s memoirs 'From Oceans to Embassies'. Her early life mirrors mine to some extent. We both come from working class families whose parents always wanted the best for their children and encouraged us to follow our dream. Gill and I were both dancers before we ran away to sea and it was the love of dance that threw us together on board ship.

The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea
L.C. Tang
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When I first heard of LC Tang’s book I did a little googling and thought that this book might not be my cup of tea.   I was wrong.

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Open the book and start reading. I was immediately transported to Poplar in the 1940's and an early episode of “Call The Midwife,” Even one of the pictures in the book was almost identical to the opening title of the TV show. It was not Poplar but the neighbouring borough of Silvertown.

All at Sea
Peter Langton
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A couple of years ago I read Peter Langton’s first book “Not Wanted on Voyage” I was like stepping back in time to when I was an assistant purser on P&O, in fact, it covered the period 1967 -1982 my time with P&O was bang slap in the middle of this period the Mis 1970s. I recognised so many of the characters that were mentioned and indeed the stories he had to tell.

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Michael Frost, a retired lawyer, now resides with his wife of many years in Vancouver, British Columbia. Upon retirement from the Bar, he took time to reflect on his previous career as an officer at sea with P&O-Orient Lines during the sixties.

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