Published: August 2012
This is a new book. Condition: Brand New.
P&O: Across the Oceans, Across the Years is a beautifully compiled book illustrated with over 200 images from the P&O Heritage Collection. An engaging and richly illustrated homage to one of the most famous companies afloat, in its 175th anniversary year. Features all the details of life on board, from the food menus and tickets, to the marine paintings and silver. Official campaign book for the Peninsular & Oriental (P&O) Company "A prestigious and fascinating book telling the P&O story through the eyes of those who travelled with, worked for and managed the company over the years, richly illuminated by works from the official P&O Heritage collection." Arabian Gazette A nostalgic glance astern at the glory days of Peninsular & Oriental (P&O) both at sea and on shore. Drawing on personal recollections in the archives of P&O Heritage, Ruth Artmonsky looks back at the company during the age of empire and a bygone time when travelling P&O captured the imagination of writers from Thackeray to Noel Coward. In addition the book takes a curator's tour of the company's art collection which dates back to P&O's foundation in 1837. The result is an engaging and richly illustrated homage to one of most famous companies afloat, in its 175th anniversary year. Contents: Starting Out Heading East Ship Style Seafarers Life Aboard Heritage Selected Ships List Paintings Illustrated Picture Credits Quotation References