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     Ian Sebire - Artist and Writer

I've always enjoyed reading about ships and the sea, especially the great passenger liners of the past. Well in the end I thought if you can't beat them, join them!


My first published article (in Sea Breezes magazine back in 2010), was about my favourite ship, the SS France/Norway. Subsequently, a fortunate encounter with Nigel Lawrence (editor) led to me becoming a regular contributor of feature articles for Shipping Today and Yesterday magazine. Primarily these have been about liners from the 1960's, like the Portuguese vessel Infante dom Henrique (see link below).


https://www.shippingtandy.com/features/infante-dom-henrique/


A first book 'Masters of the Italian Line: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raffaello' came about largely by accident. I had written separate articles about these ships in 2017 but decided to amalgamate them into a single volume. Amberley Publishing were enthusiastic and agreed to take on the project. Thanks to the generous help of family, friends (old and new), acquaintances and organisations I was able to secure all the illustrations and information I needed to complete the book. Hard work but great fun!


The book was first published in the UK in September 2018 and in the USA in June 2019.


https://www.amberley-books.com/discover-books/transport-industry/masters-of-the-italian-line.html


A further series of articles have been completed and will be published throughout 2021/2022. My second book, about the Italian ship designer Nicol√≤ Costanzi and his famous quartet of ships from the 1960's : Galileo Galilei, Guglielmo Marconi, Oceanic and Eugenio C has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but will be published in August  2021. Information and images supplementing the book can be found at The Costanzi Quartet

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