PRAISE FOR QUEEN BEES: 'So entertaining'
The book, like their parties, is "enormous fun"
Crammed with fascinating anecdotes
A whirl of a book, gossipy, light and fun
In this riveting slice of social history, Siân Evans does a brilliant job of describing the unexpected textures of life at sea...By deep diving into the archives, Siân Evans has discovered a watery in-between world where the usual rules didn't quite apply and a spirited woman could get further than she ever would on dry land
PRAISE FOR MAIDEN VOYAGES:
With coronavirus dramatically reducing the appeal of hopping aboard an aeroplane, it's the perfect time to delve into this atmospheric look at transatlantic travel a century ago.
Sian Evans captures the glamour of life on the upper decks (think dance bands, evening gowns and illicit romances with millionaires), alongside the desperation and discomfort of those who gambled everything on a one-way ticket in steerage.
Wonderfully readable... invigoratingly feminist... the book's a treat.
Like the best salty yarns, Maiden Voyages splices together intriguing personalities in extraordinary settings sailing through dramatic times, a tale well worth the fare.