Author(s): Christian Lamb
A charming and witty personal memoir of one woman's sea-faring adventures over the course of 80 yearsSea cruises are embedded in Christian Lamb's DNA. Having an insatiable spirit of adventure and also a highly inquisitive mind most of her trips were for a distinct purpose rather than just lying hedonistically on a deckchair in the sun. Sometimes she followed the routes of old seafaring explorers, other times visited sites of botanical interest, and on occasions just went to see friends in far flung corners of the world. This delightful personal memoir captures the very essence of shipboard life on all sorts of vessels--from the very large liners to the small troop ships. It also takes the reader on a journey around the world, to Singapore, New Zealand, Chile, and New York to name but a few, accompanied by Christian's unique narrative and commentary.
Christian Lamb has come to authorship late in life - she wrote her first two books while in her 80s. From the Ends of the Earth - Passionate plant collectors remembered in a Cornish garden and her WW2 memoir I Only Joined for the Hat have been very successful, as well as This Infant Advernture - Offspring of the Royal Gardens at Kew [all published by Bene Factum Publishing]. Based in London, she lectures on plants and plant collectors, is a Fellow of the Linnaean Society, and, of course, enjoys cruises.