A Fair Day's Work - Nicholas MonsarratCassell & C, 1964, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear. Some rubbing at edges of cover.
The Good Hope was due to sail from Liverpool on the evening tide, twenty-four hours late already from an electricians' strike. Captain Blacklock, faced with his first command of a passenger liner, had two anxieties - the presence on board of the Chairman of the Line, and the threat of a stewards' walk-out.The luxury ship, ready for her greyhound dash across the Atlantic and a Caribbean cruise, lies tethered to the rain-swept landing stage, the last of her passengers coming aboard- a proud immaculate ship held in the grey desolation of Liverpool Docks by bonds far stronger than the hawsers fore and aft.