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I didn't know you had another liner book in the works, Mark. I don't suppose you can give us a heads up when it becomes available for pre-order from the vendors who plan to offer it. (Amazon.uk for example.)
 
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Hi Mike,

Thanks for your interest. Yes, I'll certainly let you know when it is available for pre-ordering. My The Olympic Class Ships book went onto Amazon UK just over a year before it was published; and my RMS Olympic book appeared eight or nine months before it was released. Based on those times, I would assume it might be available for pre-order any time from the spring of 2006 -- perhaps sooner. I'll be sure to let you know.

As an aside, I hope to be adding several new pages and reviews to my website in the next few weeks. I was also going to add an 'about me' section with a photograph, but as I don't know how to format the photos so that they download quickly, and as I don't want to damage anyone's eyesight, it will probably just be text!
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Best wishes,

Mark.
 
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Hello,

I just wanted to post a link to my news/updates section of the website:

http://www.markchirnside.co.uk/NEWS-UPDATES.htm

There's some book reprint news, links, and a new article with fresh information relating to the Britannic. (As an side, I'm aware of the 'pink dot' problem! I hope to remedy that.)

I'm hoping to make another update early in the New Year, perhaps with another new article. Time will tell...

Best wishes,

Mark.
 
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I've been poking around in that site of yours, Mark. Looks like you have some good stuff there. Particularly those articles about the changes made in the Titanic as a result of service experience with Olympic.
 
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Hi Michael,

I'm glad you found the articles interesting. I thought it would be worthwhile to add some links to my various articles on other sites, so that they were a handy reference all in one place.

It makes it worthwhile if I know the techies are enjoying them.

Best wishes and Happy New Year!

Mark.
 
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Thanks for the kind compliments, Yuri.

I'm afraid I didn't get all the time I wanted to update the website. There were a few distractions and causes competing for my time...some much more welcome than others.

Nevertheless, please check the page's recent update (via the link above). A more substantial update will be on its way at a later time.

Best wishes,

Mark.
 
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For those who are well and truly bored, I’ve added a load of stuff to my website:

http://www.markchirnside.co.uk/NEWS-UPDATES.htm

‘The main page has been ‘de-cluttered’ and several sections have become individual pages. Several book pages have been updated; the Aquitania book page has been added; my recent article on Olympic’s retirement has (finally) been posted, along with a brief page on Cunard’s ‘Queens’ in the 1960s, and my dissertation exploring the Gardiner conspiracy theory has been uploaded. An article about Captain Poderjay and an alleged murder onboard the Olympic is due to be uploaded, as the label beneath the relevant hyperlink indicates.’

Best wishes,

Mark.
 

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Hi Mark,

I've been looking around your website for awhile. I agree with Mike and Yuri, you've got some excellent stuff on there.

Keep it up and I hope everything is well with you these days.

Best regards,

Jason
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Hi Jason,

Glad you found the site interesting. I hope to add the other article soon, but I am glad I got the Olympic retirement article up and the conspiracy dissertation. I'm quite well thanks -- healthy at any rate (it's the post-uni. withdrawal summer, so I'm often going swimming at 6.30 a.m.) I need to find a career I enjoy (or even one that pays well!) I did consider another year at uni., but that typically involves less whisky and more work than a year during a normal degree course!
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Hi Mike,

Glad you liked the look of the dissertation. You'll have to let me know what you think. There are a few (very minor) presentational glitches with the site that need improving, but on the whole it should remain safely online.

Best wishes,

Mark.
 

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Hi Mark,

I am glad I got the Olympic retirement article up and the conspiracy dissertation.

I took a quick skim through them and they look very interesting. I'll have to go back to them for further reading, when time permits.

Good to hear you're doing well.

I did consider another year at uni., but that typically involves less whisky and more work than a year during a normal degree course!

Well, if you feel that you're ready for a career, go for it. I wish you all the best.

Best regards,

Jason
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>>There are a few (very minor) presentational glitches with the site that need improving,<<

I'm sure you'll iron it out. I may not have time to go over it for a couple of days because of my work schedule, but I'll be reading it with interest. Just out of curiousity, what sort of grade did you get?
 
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Thanks for the kind words, Jason.

Overall I got an upper second, Mike. I was pleased -- you needed six modules out of twelve at an upper second or first and the dissertation clinched that as it counts for two modules. However, you aren't given specific comments as to what the examiners liked or not...a shame!

Best wishes,

Mark.
 
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