P&O Across the Oceans, Across the Years
Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club
Size: 300 mm x 240 mm
Illustrations: 200 colour
- 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 Noël 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.
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Ruth Artmonsky trained as a psychologist. On her retirement from her associate directorship of a leading psychometric consultancy she ran a small art gallery. Her particular interests are the 'jobbing' artist and the democratisation of art. She has written and published a number of books on British mid-20th century art.
What the press have said about this book...
“This is a quality production, which rises well beyond the standard company history by drawing so effectively upon the rich resources of the P&O” Nautilus Telegraph
“The quality of reproduction is superb and this is undoubtedly one of the finest shipping books to appear in recent years and is a well-deserved Ships Monthly Book of the Month” Ships Monthly, November 2012
“At £25.00 this highly recommended book is excellent value for money” Ships Monthly, December 2012
“An engaging and richly illustrated homage to one of the most illustrious names in British mercantile history” Antiques Diary.