I apologise for a lack of recent blog updates. There is a backlog of stuff needing sorting through and posting - and I'll get round to dealing with it eventually. In recent weeks, I've been finishing off the final details for my new books about Knud E. Hansen A/S and Stena Line. The former has now been sent to Italy for printing and the latter I now have in my hand. I am very happy with the result and I'm sure that Stena-fans will enjoy the very many nice illustrations.
The new book on Knud E. Hansen A/S has a different manuscript from my earlier books on this subject and also almost entirely different illustrations. Whereas the 2007 Nautilus publication only covered the ferries and cruise ships one-by-one, the new work is a history of the company and addresses all of the ships and different ship-types they have produced since 1937. It has a 98,000-word text and over 500 illustrations, including quite a lot of interesting drawings of unbuilt projects. The designer, Ian Smith, has made a superb job of the page layouts which are very fresh and dramatic.
Both are available from www.ferrypubs.co.uk