Going to work with my husband was a weird idea, but, if I wanted to see Captain Stuart MacCormick Ross for more than four months a year, it had to be done. Fortunately I loved being at sea and him. I was on many ships, but this is the story of a banana boat, the MV Avelona Star. Many people have written about banana boats, but few partners have spoken up. Fewer still have told the political story of not only bananas, but the dramatic and shocking decline of the British merchant navy. Sounds dull but it certainly wasn’t.
Going Bananas was the first book in the series My Trailing Career. It is available in paperback and Kindle. You can also support local enterprise by buying from Isle20.com.
According to reviews which I didn’t write myself, it is
… funny, interesting, brilliantly written, full of tales that should be tall but plainly aren’t.
… a superb read. Vibrant, detailed and animated descriptions. Feel I’ve actually been on the journey with Pauline. Looking forward to Volume 2.
… a brilliant read. Mostly an entertaining account of the ups and downs of life on the waves but with some serious insights into the banana trade and the realities of modern shipping.
The Nautilus Telegraph featured the book in their July 2018 issue, and a review followed in the August 2018 issue.
Going Bananas: My Trailing Career (Volume 1) is published by Mòr Media and the cover is an original painting by artist Gill Bridle.