Len Holder will be known to many through his work as a college lecturer at Liverpool,  his membership of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners and  as a former President of the Nautical Institute. Rather than a traditional account laid out in formal chronological order this book is a collection of anecdotes of people and events that have occurred during an interesting and varied career which has provided him with plenty of material for the book. One example which will appeal to pilots occurred when he was when teaching radar courses at the radar school in Gladstone Docks. In order to enhance perception in reduced visibility  he used to get students to visually estimate distances of buoys to compare with the radar image For one such session he had a group of pilots and upon asking them to estimate the distance of a buoy, the reply recieved was, “A  number 4 Iron, a pitch and two putts”!

178 similar anecdotes make this book one that’s very enjoyable to dip into between ships.

“A Lighthearted Look” has been self published by Len and is only available directly from him. All proceeds from the book are being donated to charity.

Price £10  from:

L. Holder, 88 Bell Baulk, Towcester, Northants. NN12 6YE

Tel: 01327 352647    email: lenholder@lenholder.freeserve.co.uk

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