About the Book
GANGWAY is the story of a life in the British Merchant Navy 1966 to 1988, as experienced by the author in eleven shipping companies, serving on three dozen ships. A ship’s gangway is the link between the hidden world of life at sea, over the horizon, and the world of life ashore. To climb up a gangway is to commit to the ship. To climb a gangway is to seek life beyond. To step down a gangway onto solid land is to give up an unspoken expression of thanks for the voyage safely completed, the biblical chaos of the waters survived. This is a maritime story of a steadfast search for life. The reader is invited to climb the gangway and glimpse a world long gone, a world which shaped and sustain this island nation.
Racing Rabbit Press
Rudgwick, West Sussex, England
Racing Rabbit Press in the imprint for author, Simon Quail. He has written three books: Gangway - a Life at Sea - an autobiography Search for the Light - sermons for the seasons Holy Trinity Church Rudgwick, 2012 Queen's Diamond Jubilee.