The Golden Age of Ocean Liners

Harry Rodmell’s painting of the Queen Mary (our cover picture for the February catalogue) conjures the elegance and power of the great ocean liners of the first half of the 20th century. Through period photographs, artworks and passenger’s recollections, this selection of books explores that era of steam navigation, from Mauretania taking the Blue Riband in 1907, to the Art Deco luxury of Normandie and the Cunard Queens of the 1950s.