Thursday 27 October 2016

Award winning book: women seafarers' history


Award winner! From Cabin 'Boys' to Captains: 250 years of women at sea, my book, is one of the winners of the Mountbatten Literary Prize. It made number 3, not number 1, on Tuesday night.

At the grand Maritime Media Awards ceremony at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall the judges said in the Certificate of Merit that it was:

"For her inspirational study documenting the occupations followed by women at sea. The book reveals the issues of discrimination and acceptance though personal accounts, and demonstrates how women are achieving recognition for their contribution across the spectrum of seagoing employment. The book acknowledges progress but alerts readers to the fact that in the world fleet only one per cent of seafarers are women, so there is still much work to be done to positively change attitudes."

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