Ships, Shoes and Maggiemou.



By way of  a little promotion I am taking the unusual step of plugging a really fun book on cruising that has recently been published by one of this blog’s avid followers and a personal friend, Maggie Thorpe.



Maggie Mou Book aspect shot

Maggie Thorpe, better known on many cruise forums as MaggieMou,  is a veteran of many world cruises and particularly  many with Cunard. Indeed the book follows Maggie’s adventures across the globe on the 2014 Queen Elizabeth World Cruise.


Maggie, as does Solent Richard, suffers from  a clothes and shoes addiction and this  book takes the reader initially through the logistics of packing/unpacking, storing and caring for 100 or more evening outfits, 12 different pashminas, 40 pairs of shoes and 30 hand bags.


Maggie certainly enters into the spirit of everything and isn’t afraid to have those pictures taken, from Vietnam to Japan and from on board to the Roaring 20’s…


MaggieMou in Japan



MaggieMou on board QE



MaggiMou in India




MM Geisha on board



Roaring 20s

I think you get the gist.


With just over 500 pages the book is fun. It covers so much detail of life onboard a Cunard World Cruise. Unlike another recent cruise offerings this isn’t a morbid account of life at sea by any means. This is full of life with amusing anecdotes from ‘swingers’ to marriages and from high intensity maiden port calls to life around the ship’s laundrette.


The book is available either paperback or on a Kindle version from Amazon…


Great book MaggieMou, well done and another thank you for your hospitality while I was visiting Cyprus.


With SR in Pahos




3 responses to “Ships, Shoes and Maggiemou.

  1. I’ve read this too Richard, very, very informative and entertaining. She’s a lady after my own heart and I hope to meet her one day!

  2. What can I say! Richard you are more than generous towards my book. Thank you so much and I do hope anyone reading it gets as much fun from it as I got writing it whilst sailing around the world.
    Many thanks, Maggie Thorpe.

  3. Reblogged this on robbar's cruises 2014 and commented:
    My book is on its way but I fully agree with Richards comments about the book and Maggie cruise experience. Repost on my blog for cruisers / Rob. 😄
    As sad as this is the crew know they are not allowed to post about incidents that happen on the ship on social media sites.

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